How to put a key back on the keyboard

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How to put a key back on the keyboard

#1 Post by ccookie66 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:16 pm

Hello, one of my keys from my IBM ThinkPad T40 fell off. It is the right arrow key. I can't figure out how to put it back on! Can someone tell me how to? thanks!
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Re: How to put a key back on the keyboard

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Re: How to put a key back on the keyboard

#3 Post by ccookie66 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:53 pm

Still no luck. :| The hinge is still on the key itself, and it just won't go on.
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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
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Re: How to put a key back on the keyboard

#4 Post by poshgeordie » Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:04 pm

You need to use a tiny flat bladed screwdriver to gently part the hinge mech from the key top. It snaps off quite easily.

To reassemble have a look at this how-to which is listed in the How To's and info link in my sig.

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Re: How to put a key back on the keyboard

#5 Post by ccookie66 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Well, thank you all for the info, but I just found out that the hinge is broken, so I went to ebay, and found the key for $4.99 with free shipping, so I will be fixing it soon....
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