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#1 nkfro

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:37 AM

I use an Acer 5253 laptop for most of my work. last week, I drew my right hand right to left across the keyboard in an odd fashion and the 'Z' letter cap popped off and I'm having trouble remounting the key cap. The return spring appears to be intact and the lugs on the back key cap are intact. Is there some magical twist of the wrist needed to remount the Z key cap? And before anyone asks, no, my tongue wasn't stuck out the wrong side....;)

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#2 Mr. PC WhizzKid

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 09:10 AM

Try pressing down on it?

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:25 PM

If I thought it would work, I'd stand on it! Seeing that this is the only computer I use and don't have a spare LED screen panel in the trunk of my car, asking for help here seemed to be the better choice. ;) People that never ask qurstions fall into one of three catagories:

1. Can't stand to ask for help because doing so would make them look like a fool. Pride is a killer.

2. They know the answer but are trying to teach someone basis troubleshooting skills to minimize the chance the student would think twice before calling their
master again at 2am,

3. People that have exhausted their technological know-how long ago and just want to fix their bleeping computer!


I am #3. Howabout you, Mr PC Whizzkidd? :P

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:11 AM

its possible that a small plastic part of the key broke off when it flew apart ,and will never go back on .
i have been fixing computers since 1999,self taught mostly ,and keys are the hardest thing for me to fix ,for most i usually just replace the keyboard .

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 05:44 AM

Thanks for the reply! Your suggestion is most likely correct. Ifigured it couldn't hurt to ask. ;)

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 06:16 PM

yeah,there are usually small upside down C shape clips that hold it in place that brake off

Edited by hamluis, 01 August 2011 - 07:47 PM.
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