Introduction

Do you have a keyboard with keys that do not work? Use this guide to replace your keys and return your keyboard to proper working condition.

Image 1/2: Make sure your keyboard is unplugged before performing any of these steps. Image 2/2: Make sure your keyboard is unplugged before performing any of these steps.
  • Loosen the key by prying all four corners gently with your spudger.

  • Make sure your keyboard is unplugged before performing any of these steps.

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Image 1/2: If the key will not come out, or seems like too much force is needed, try step one again. Image 2/2: If the key will not come out, or seems like too much force is needed, try step one again.
  • Wedge the tip of the spudger under the bottom of the key and carefully lift up until the key pops loose.

  • If the key will not come out, or seems like too much force is needed, try step one again.

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Image 1/1: Do not to grab the actual button, as breaking that could damage your keyboard permanently.
  • Use tweezers to remove any contaminants that were preventing the key from being pressed down from the now open hole on your keyboard.

  • Do not to grab the actual button, as breaking that could damage your keyboard permanently.

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  • Clean your keys with compressed air by blowing around the removed key.

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Image 1/2: The keys should click in easily, so if you are having trouble try realigning the key with its hole. Image 2/2: If you removed multiple keys, make sure they are in their proper spot and orientation.
  • Push in the clean keys until you hear a popping sound.

  • The keys should click in easily, so if you are having trouble try realigning the key with its hole.

  • If you removed multiple keys, make sure they are in their proper spot and orientation.

Conclusion

Congratulations! You now have a keyboard with fully functional keys!

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