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Install Rubber Cup/Spring Mechanism on Laptop Keyboard

How to Install the Rubber Cup Spring on Your Laptop Keyboard

If you find that your laptop keyboard key is missing the rubber spring/cup, the key will not function properly. This rubber cup acts as the spring for the key. It allow the key cap to move back up once pressed down.

When you purchase a replacement key kit from LaptopKey.com , it will include the rubber cup at not extra change. Here is how you install this cup:

You want to center the cup on the membrane of the keyboard key space. Many times there is an actual circle, and simply place this cup in this circle. If you are able to install the rest of the key, while keeping the cup in its place, then go ahead and so that. If you find that the key rubber cups get moved out of place this is the method we suggest. Squeeze a small amount of super glue onto a sheet of paper. Then dip the edge of the rubber cup into the super glue. Then place the rubber cup in its place. Let it dry. You want to have the minimum amount of glue on your cup, just enough to make the cup stick while installing the hinges onto your keyboard. That’s all your done! If you need help installing the hinges, view out Retainer Clips Installation Video Guides HERE.

March 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Install Rubber Cup | Comments Off

Remove a Laptop Key from Your Keyboard | Clean Laptop Keyboard

The purpose of removing a key from your keyboard is to observe the Hinges (retainer clips) underneath the regular sized keys. You can then match the hinges on your keyboard to the hinges photos on our website. Once you find the photo that matches your hinges, you have identified the proper keyboard model you require to order your keys.

The best way to start is to put your index finger under the upper left corner of the key. Then gently push up on an angle. Then place your finger on the other side and push up again. The key should then be loose enough for you to remove the key cap and observe the hinges on your keyboard.

Even if you are buying a large sized key such as the “Enter Key” or “Space Bar” key, identifying your keyboard Hinge Model number is by comparing the regular sized key is always the best policy. While most regular sized keys look the same, large and small sized keys can vary on the keyboard. Therefore, you may look at the sample of large key we have on our website and it may not match the large hinge on your keyboard. Therefore, we recommend comparing your regular sized hinges to our photos. The other photos are simply there for convenience.

March 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Remove Key on Keyboard | Comments Off

Dismantle Laptop Keys Retainer Clips from Key Cap

When you receive laptop keys in the mail from us, the hinges will come attached to the key. We do this to protect the laptop keys during shipment.

Start off by taking the laptop key out of the baggie. Then observe the key and gently remove the tape. Make sure to hold down the retainer clips when taking off the tape, so that the retainer clips don’t break.

Then start of taking a thin blade and putting it in between the key cap and the laptop keys retainer clips. Gently push the hinges upwards so that the hinges (retainer clips) disconnect from the laptop key cap.

If you find that the plastic key clips dont come come off the button easily, then there is another option. The other option is to slowly unassemble the retainer clips from the laptop key cap, piece by piece.

Make sure to fully unassemble the entire key kit before attempting to install you laptop keys onto your keyboard.

March 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Retainer Clips | Comments Off

How to Fix the Laptop Space Bar (Spacebar) Keyboard key

One thing to know about the space bar laptop keyboard key is that its usually not much different than the rest of the keys on your keyboard. The retainer clips (hinges) are generally the same as the regular keys. The variation of the spacebar key is that it will usually have 2- hinges on the one key, as oppossed to one set of hinges on the regulars keys.

Start off by making sure the rubber cups are installed on the keyboard. If the rubber cups are not attached, this is how you attach it: Squeeze a small amount of super glue onto a sheet of paper. Dip the corner of the rubber cup into the glue. You want a very small amount on the edge of the rubber cup. Too much glue can harm the keyboard circuit board. You just want enough glue to hold the rubber cup in place while your installing the space bar key. Place the rubber cup in the middle, where is should sit, and let it dry for 1-2 minutes. Then go ahead and continue installing your space bar key.

The next step would be to install the hinge mechanism. If you need help with this, you view our hinge retainer clips installation guides.

The space bar will also usually have a metal wire bar. This metal bar mechanism needs to be snapped onto the key itself. Once the hinges, rubber cups and metal bar are in place, take your space bar key and place it in place. Put the metal wires through the holes. Press down gently, and the key should snap into place.

January 2nd, 2010 |Tags: , , , , , , ,
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How to Fix a Laptop Keyboard Key

If your keys fell off from your keyboard, you can easily repair it by following the installation guide below.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

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Here you can see that it has one metal hook at the left and one metal hook at the right.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

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Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two sticks at the right top and bottom corners, two square sticks at the left top and bottom corners and two holes in the middle. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.

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Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two square sticks at the right top and bottom corners, two sticks at the middle and a bar at the left. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the bars on either side into the metal hooks. Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces so that it clicks together.

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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.

You’ve just repaired your laptop keyboard.

December 19th, 2009 |Tags: , ,
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Repair Your Stuck Sticky Laptop Keys – HP, DELL, Lenovo

If your keys fell off from your keyboard, you can easily repair it by following the installation guide below.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

Acer Laptop Key Hinges

Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal hooks at the top.

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Laptop Key Hinges Repair

Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top corners, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The top holes are going to go into the top metal hooks. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.

Stuck Laptop Key

Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two holes at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar with larger hole at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.

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Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

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Insert the top sticks into the top metal holes and the bottom bar into the bottom metal hook. Get a thin object or a blade and stretch the plastic pieces downwards to insert completely.

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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.

You’ve just repaired your laptop keyboard.

December 19th, 2009 |Tags: , ,
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How to Install Keyboards Keys on Apple MacBook Pro

This is an installation guide to repair keys of your Apple laptop’s keyboard.

To install your key on your laptop keyboard, start out by observing your metal plates on the keyboard.

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Here you can see that it has one large metal hook at the bottom and two metal holes at the top.

Apple Macbook Key Hinges

Apple Macbook Key Hinges

Always be sure to look at the metal keys because they differ in every keyboard. The larger metal hooks can be at the top, bottom, right or left side. The position of the metal hooks determines the position of plastic pieces.

Take the larger plastic piece and observe that it has two large sticks at the top, two sticks at the bottom and two holes in the middle. The larger top sticks are going to go into the top metal holes. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.
Fixing Laptop Keyboard Key

Take the smaller plastic piece and observe that it has two sticks at the top, two sticks at the middle and a bar at the bottom. The sticks in the middle are going to go into the middle holes of the larger piece. The bottom bar is going to click onto the bottom metal hook. The smooth part faces away from the keyboard.

Place the smaller piece on the larger piece and insert its sticks to the holes of larger piece. It’s one piece now.

Insert the top sticks into the top metal holes. Push it evenly to insert completely. Get a thin object or blade and stretch the plastic pieces so that it clicks together.

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Take your letter key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.

You’ve just repaired your laptop keyboard!

December 7th, 2009 | Posted in Apple Keyboard Keys, Installation Guides | Comments Off