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Dfrent Dfrent is offline
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Default Broken Key "c" on keyboard - 01-07-2009, 08:56 PM

So today the "c" key on my keyboard wasn't moving, it was like something was stuck underneath it. So i carefully tried to pop it off and clear the obstruction. Popping it off, of course one of the small tabs on the bottom (toward the touchpad) broke off.

Anyone know where to get a replacement key?

Also, how do you replace it? It seems as if you put the top (toward the monitor) under the small metal tab, and then snap in the two tabs on the bottom.

Anyone else experience this? It actuall wasnt that difficult to type this without a "c" key.

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Nintendoguy Nintendoguy is offline
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Default Re: Broken Key "c" on keyboard - 01-08-2009, 01:49 AM

To get the keyboard out, you have to unscrew the 2 screws on the bottom labeled K, then remove it. as for a replacement, get on dell chat and they will send you a new one. you can also look through the upgrades section for the part number and buy a new one outright.

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Default Re: Broken Key "c" on keyboard - 01-11-2009, 02:32 AM

New keyboard received and installed. They were awfully accomodating on sending a new one. Here is a pic of the new and old...
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