May 26, 2019

How to fix the laptop key?

Note: This document is meant as a general reference and may not apply to your laptop

A laptop keyboard is designed differently than a desktop keyboard. Unlike a desktop keyboard each of the keys on a laptop keyboard will often have three components: the keycap, key pad, and the key retainer. The keycap is the actual key that has two slots in the top of the key and two clips in the bottom or middle of the key. Each of these is what hold the key in place and is what helps the key from falling off the keyboard.

Now we will share with you how can we easily repair your key by following the simple installation guide below.

  1. Order your required key from a reliable source. Browse for a company that has good reviews.
  2. You will have two plastic pieces and one key cap.
  3. Start out by observing the metal plates on your keyboard. Always be sure to look at the metal hooks 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.
  4. The larger plastic piece goes first on the metal plate, according to the position of metal hooks.
  5. Insert the smaller plastic piece onto the larger plastic piece evenly.
  6. Take your key, put it in the middle and push down evenly from all four sides.


  • According to your laptop brand and model number, all of your keys are different underneath.
  • When placing an order for your key, be clear about your laptop model number and your required key.
Let us know if you have any questions regarding how to remove the key or put it back to the keyboard. We are here to help you.

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I'm an Engineer and have Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and information technology. Right now I am working as a software developer in Germany. All in all I love programming and I am a tech geek.