Windows 10: Replacing laptop chicklet key

Discus and support Replacing laptop chicklet key in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I'm sorry for posting this question in a forum more about software/configuration for Windows 10. But I've gotten so much good guidance here, thought... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by asus2016, Mar 16, 2021.

  1. asus2016 Win User

    Replacing laptop chicklet key


    I'm sorry for posting this question in a forum more about software/configuration for Windows 10. But I've gotten so much good guidance here, thought I'd give it a poke.

    A key just popped off my HP G5 laptop today. Photos below, of the spot where it was, and the back side of the key:

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    Replacing laptop chicklet key [​IMG]


    From what I've googled and youtubed, the key retainer (the white squarish thing in the second picture, with a round cutout in the middle) should have remained on the keyboard, but instead, there it is, stuck in the key. Had it remained on the keyboard, the fix would have been to get it unfolded and risen above the surface, then carefully "pop" the key back onto it. But that option isn't available to me.

    I called two of my favorite locally-owned computer shops - one where I'm pretty known - and they really just laughed at me - replacing the key, which itself probably costs less than a dollar, would be more trouble to them than it's worth.

    But without it, my typing is horrible. Maybe a quarter of the keystrokes to the key (or to the little button under it) register and the rest don't. And I don't want to get a whole new internal keyboard, or worse, new laptop, for want of this small cheap part.

    Suggestions? To try myself, or types of places that might tackle this fix?

    :)
     
    asus2016, Mar 16, 2021
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    minstreless, Mar 16, 2021
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  4. Vesao Win User

    Replacing laptop chicklet key

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