While repairing my Asus UX305FA I tried to take the pictured white thing out of my laptop. I promptly snapped a tiny crack into it, then left it as it was, realizing there was no reason for me to take it out in the first place.
The crack is on the left edge, hopefully it's more visible when blown up:
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My up, down, and escape keys are no longer working on my keyboard. I've realized it's because of this. When I press down very hard on the white casing on the left edge by the crack, the keys work fine. Obviously I can only do this when the laptop's bottom is off.
My question is -- what's the best way to fix this, given that I'm a novice repair person who owns no soldering equipment?
Is there a MacGyver fix, like jamming a paper clip in there? Is there a $3 soldering thing I can buy on Amazon? Is it easy to buy and swap out a replacement part for this? Should I take it to the Geek Squad and make it rain?
I hate the "thanks in advance" thing so I'll save my very sincere thanks until after any replies.
Edit: I've been a member since 2008 and this is my first post? .... Huh.
Edited by Drz81, 19 December 2016 - 05:41 PM.