Many people use laptop carelessly and get their keyboard keys fallen. If you have a laptop and your keyboard key has fallen off, then you might be feeling frustrated.
We’ll walk you through how to reattach keyboard keys on a laptop easily so that you don’t need to buy a new one or spend hours trying to fix it yourself!
If your keys are falling off of the keyboard regularly this might be due to how the keyboard has some flaws.
Some laptops have keys that are only held on by a thin piece of plastic which means if too much force is put onto them then they’re bound to fall off eventually, especially if you type with any sort of regularity!
Even though keyboards fitted this way might be prone to falling apart it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace your laptop or keyboard.
If the keys are only coming off occasionally then there is no real reason for concern, it’s how they’re held together that’s causing them to fall off not how well made the keyboard actually is.
If that is indeed your predicament, don’t worry!
In this article, we’ll walk through how to easily fix a broken keyboard key on any device so that you can get back to using it in no time at all.
It’s a simple fix and you won’t need to buy any replacement parts or spend an hour trying to do it yourself with no success.
Basic Laptop Keyboard Key Structure:
- Plastic backing
- Metal hook that sits inside the key slot to hold it in place
That’s as much as you need and how your keyboard keys should be constructed.
However, if they’re only held on by a thin piece of plastic then this is what causes them to fall off so easily. You don’t have to worry about how many parts there are or how they work, just how to reattach them.
So how exactly is this done?
Well, we’ll get into that in just a moment but first, let’s look at the list of things needed for the job so that you can see what you might already have at home that can help you to get the job done.
So here is how you can easily fix your broken keyboard keys on any device:
– clear nail polish/clear super glue (you may also use gorilla glue) – tweezers
That’s it! All of the materials needed for this job are inexpensive and easy to come by so you don’t have to worry about needing anything else.
Now, how can these humble materials help us? Well, we’ll get into that right now and how you can use them in the next step of this walkthrough!
First of all, we’ll need to take everything off of the keyboard in order for us to be able to access the keys themselves. If you have a laptop then this is how to take it apart:
- Turn off your device and unplug the charger from the outlet.
- Remove any cords that are connected to your computer such as USB cables or headphones, etc.
- Flip your laptop over so that its backside is facing up (where the battery is) and unscrew all of the screws on your laptop.
If your laptop/keyboard keys are falling off due to a thin piece of plastic holding the metal hook in place then you can use clear nail polish to fix it.
You simply apply a coat of this on top of where the plastic meets the keyboard/laptop and let it dry until it becomes tacky.
This will hold your keys together firmly, even if they’re only held on by a thin strip of plastic!
This will work because the nail polish dries quickly and becomes extremely tacky.
This means that it grips onto both surfaces tightly without needing to be pressed down firmly, meaning your keyboard keys should stay attached for a very long time!
If you don’t have any clear nail polish then this is where super glue comes in handy.
If you have this lying around at home then you can use it instead. You simply apply a small drop of the glue onto the metal hook which will hold everything in place firmly so that your keys never come apart again!
Use Gorilla Glue
If neither of these is available to you, try using gorilla glue or epoxy resin if they’re suitable for gluing metal and plastic. You may need to test how well these work with your keyboard keys first though, as they may react if the metal is too thin or weak so be sure to do some testing prior to use!
– Once this is done, flip the laptop back over again and plug in the charger to how it originally was before taking your device apart.
That’s how you can reattach your keyboard keys in a simple way, without having to replace the entire laptop.
It may be a bit tricky but with this guide and some practice, it should become easy enough for anyone to do!