Introduction

Before removing keys from your laptop, make sure that you have a plastic opening tool. After removing the key, having the following tools can come in handy: a cloth, compressed air can, or some rubbing alcohol to clean each key and the area underneath. Be very careful when removing keys and take your time, because the attachments to the keys and the keys themselves can break! If the keys themselves do break, extra keys can be bought online. For further instructions, check out the guide.

Open your laptop so your keyboard is facing you and is easily accessible. Open your laptop so your keyboard is facing you and is easily accessible.
  • Open your laptop so your keyboard is facing you and is easily accessible.

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Using a plastic opening tool, carefully push the thin tip under the key. Using a plastic opening tool, carefully push the thin tip under the key. Using a plastic opening tool, carefully push the thin tip under the key.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully push the thin tip under the key.

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Pivot the tool upwards. This should pry the key away from the keyboard.
  • Pivot the tool upwards. This should pry the key away from the keyboard.

    • Hearing some snapping sounds should be normal as the key lifts away from its attachments.

  • Continue lifting the tool until the key comes away completely or gently pull the key off. Repeat for other keys as needed.

    • Be gentle, as the attachments may accidentally break with rough handling.

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This is what it should look like once the key is out.
  • This is what it should look like once the key is out.

  • When replacing keys, press down firmly until you hear a snap. The key should not be loose!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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