Reinstalling a key on a Toshiba laptop

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One of the keys on my Toshiba Satellite 1905 S301 laptop came off. I
believe that if I knew how to replace it, it would work as I don't
believe it is damaged.

Any direction on how the plastic pieces attached to the underside of
the key are supposed to attach to the keyboard would be greatly
appreciated. Or, any direction on how to remove and replace one of
the keys that is still attached to the keyboard would be helpful as it
would allow me to see what it's supposed to look like when installed
correctly.

Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.
 
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On most keyboards, the standard letter keys have no "parts" and simply
press on. The larger keys (spacebar, return, etc.) have "equalizers"
that are a pain in the butt to get back on, and if you haven't had some
experience, it's easy to either not know how, or to break them.

However, I have seen a few keyboards on which ALL of the keys had
multiple parts. All I can tell you is to study it closely to figure out
how to put it back together. Also, using a flashlight, you may be able
to examine the keys on either side of the missing key to see how they
work and are assembled without actually removing them. Be very careful,
because whenever you are dealing with a key with an equalizer or
multiple parts, it's all to easy to break things.


Sgana333 wrote:

> One of the keys on my Toshiba Satellite 1905 S301 laptop came off. I
> believe that if I knew how to replace it, it would work as I don't
> believe it is damaged.
>
> Any direction on how the plastic pieces attached to the underside of
> the key are supposed to attach to the keyboard would be greatly
> appreciated. Or, any direction on how to remove and replace one of
> the keys that is still attached to the keyboard would be helpful as it
> would allow me to see what it's supposed to look like when installed
> correctly.
>
> Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.
 
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Thanks for the direction!


Barry Watzman <WatzmanNOSPAM@neo.rr.com> wrote in message news:<0Msxc.6540$ih7.2037@fe2.columbus.rr.com>...
> On most keyboards, the standard letter keys have no "parts" and simply
> press on. The larger keys (spacebar, return, etc.) have "equalizers"
> that are a pain in the butt to get back on, and if you haven't had some
> experience, it's easy to either not know how, or to break them.
>
> However, I have seen a few keyboards on which ALL of the keys had
> multiple parts. All I can tell you is to study it closely to figure out
> how to put it back together. Also, using a flashlight, you may be able
> to examine the keys on either side of the missing key to see how they
> work and are assembled without actually removing them. Be very careful,
> because whenever you are dealing with a key with an equalizer or
> multiple parts, it's all to easy to break things.
>
>
> Sgana333 wrote:
>
> > One of the keys on my Toshiba Satellite 1905 S301 laptop came off. I
> > believe that if I knew how to replace it, it would work as I don't
> > believe it is damaged.
> >
> > Any direction on how the plastic pieces attached to the underside of
> > the key are supposed to attach to the keyboard would be greatly
> > appreciated. Or, any direction on how to remove and replace one of
> > the keys that is still attached to the keyboard would be helpful as it
> > would allow me to see what it's supposed to look like when installed
> > correctly.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help you might provide.
 
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