Reattaching laptop keys

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  • f311 17 Nov 2013 14:01:42 248 posts
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    Ok so I was browsing youtube while eating my crunchy nut and accidently flinged the spoon from my mouth somehow and onto my alienware mx17, i cleaned up as much as i could but after a bit the spacebar felt a tad sticky and didnt respond like it used to, so i took it off to clean it and now ive no clue how to put it back on.

    Does anyone know how i do it?
  • Moot_Point 17 Nov 2013 14:09:15 3,958 posts
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    Just place the key top over the switch, and when you press down it should just snap on. Make sure the key is facing the right way. ;)

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  • Fake_Blood 17 Nov 2013 14:12:55 4,144 posts
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    Are you sure it was nuts because most nuts aren't nuts.
  • f311 17 Nov 2013 14:18:35 248 posts
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    So i dont have to mess with the hinge things that pop up?



    I gather the wire bit has to be hooked in i tried hooking that in and then pressing down but nada :(
  • Fake_Blood 17 Nov 2013 14:21:40 4,144 posts
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    Careful, that looks like a plasma coupling in there.
  • Dirtbox 17 Nov 2013 14:23:30 77,633 posts
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    I find a fork to be the best tool for this, you have to dig it in there and really get those hinges twanging.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 17 Nov 2013 14:32:36 37,651 posts
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    I hate re-attaching space bars.

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  • Moot_Point 17 Nov 2013 14:32:54 3,958 posts
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    Oh its a spacebar. Are you sure nothing has fallen off, there's nothing to fix the button to the switch. The bars do fit in those little brackets for springback action.

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  • f311 17 Nov 2013 14:47:21 248 posts
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    I've sorted it now i was being to gentle i guess and in the end i got super pissed off and just kinda thrashed it in and it worked! :D cheers anyways moot!
  • Moot_Point 17 Nov 2013 14:52:03 3,958 posts
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    Excellent. You are most welcome. /tips hat

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