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03-14-2010 09:50 PM
Hi kulberg26, did the whole key top come off, with the little support mechanism underneath?
From what keys I've seen (er--I've ripped a few off over the years) the X-shaped mechanism needs to "click" back onto the keyboard itself. Look closely how the mechanism works---even with a small magnifyin glass.
If the X shaped doo-dad stayed on the keyboard, again look closely at the underside of the key--it should snap back in a certain place.
If ll else fails you can:
1.) Live with it---my sone lost 6 keys off the left side of his laptop (he was more of a "professional" key remover-Lol)
before he dropped the laptop and did it in.
2.) order a new keyboard, if you must.
Good luck, and let us know how it turns out.
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03-14-2010 10:03 PM
Yea the X shaped doo-dad came off with it. My laptop is still under warrenty so HP is having me send it in and they are going to replace the keyboard. I just got my laptop like 4 months ago, granted i don't use that button very much it looks funny with it missing so I'm just going to send it in. Hmm your son must be better at rmoving keyboard buttons than I am, since only 1 fell off of mine, I muse be a newbie at it. lol
04-13-2010 02:21 PM
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