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    How to put laptop button/key back on?

    My nephew has pulled the 'N' button off my 1 month old laptop

    How can/where can i get this back on? How much will this cost?

    Thanks.

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    what laptop is it? putting those little keys on are a nightmare!

    Original Poster

    It's a medion e5211 laptop, bought from argos clearance on ebay

    My kids pulled the windows button off their laptop the other day but the white bits were still attached to the back of the key so it just snapped right back on, have you tried putting it back on?

    Mellow Yellow;8786366

    Depending on the model most will just "snap" back on (make sure any … Depending on the model most will just "snap" back on (make sure any springs are in the correct place.)if you haven't got the confidence to just do it then try searching ]youtube to see if anyone has uploaded a vid of it being done.alternatively as it's just a month old and assuming it was bought in a "shop" then take it back and ask them to take care of it.



    as he said most just snap right back on, you just have to look at where the clips on the keyboard/the key are

    if they're snapped just try calling or emailing whomever you bought it from =]

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    Mellow Yellow;8786366

    Depending on the model most will just "snap" back on (make sure any … Depending on the model most will just "snap" back on (make sure any springs are in the correct place.)if you haven't got the confidence to just do it then try searching ]youtube to see if anyone has uploaded a vid of it being done.alternatively as it's just a month old and assuming it was bought in a "shop" then take it back and ask them to take care of it.



    I really wish most would just "snap" back on. Laptop keys coming of have been the bane of my professional and personal life. Most can be put back on but they're so infuriatingly fiddly I have nearly launched a dozen laptops at walls.

    Original Poster

    It doesn't seem as simple as snapping back on. there are two plastic bits

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    Mellow Yellow;8786435

    Used to be a problem for me as well before i went mac, but that's for a … Used to be a problem for me as well before i went mac, but that's for a different thread :-D



    Done many Macs too, equally as frustrating.

    Original Poster

    AshleyRFC;8786406

    My kids pulled the windows button off their laptop the other day but the … My kids pulled the windows button off their laptop the other day but the white bits were still attached to the back of the key so it just snapped right back on, have you tried putting it back on?



    Thats the problem, there are two white plastic bits but they came off the key and separated.

    tommy_1;8786438

    It doesn't seem as simple as snapping back on. there are two plastic bits



    those interlock together then hook onto keyboard then snap the key on. ive done soo many for friends and family, its almost a hobby.

    I know this is a computer keyboard but the same principle applies ]http//ww…rd/

    Although I wouldnt advise removing another key simply look at their picture.

    bigfoot100;8786623

    I know this is a computer keyboard but the same principle applies … I know this is a computer keyboard but the same principle applies ]http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/03/20/key-fell-off-keyboard/



    Thanks. I have an old laptop which I use now and then and I thought the 'e' key was broke but looking at their picture and the white bits I have here I can see how this works. Rep+ :thumbsup:

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    My mate did this, and lost this key. Is there anyway to obtain a single letter or just a square plastic thing for laptops ?

    ryman1000;8787197

    My mate did this, and lost this key. Is there anyway to obtain a single … My mate did this, and lost this key. Is there anyway to obtain a single letter or just a square plastic thing for laptops ?




    ebay :thumbsup:

    bigfoot100;8786623

    I know this is a computer keyboard but the same principle applies … I know this is a computer keyboard but the same principle applies ]http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/03/20/key-fell-off-keyboard/



    The guy that made that article deserves a medal.

    ryman1000;8787197

    My mate did this, and lost this key. Is there anyway to obtain a single … My mate did this, and lost this key. Is there anyway to obtain a single letter or just a square plastic thing for laptops ?



    It's worth checking ebay as there's some people who are selling individual keys which is very handy.

    John
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