How To Remove an Acer Laptop Keyboard Key

Acer is known for offering an inexpensive option to those who want to own laptops but cannot afford the high-end brands like HP, Gateway or Dell. Laptops are really handy to have. You can bring it with you anywhere so you can take your work or internet browsing wherever you want. However, since the laptop is mobile and more lightweight, there is greater chance that it gets damaged easier. One of the frequent problems of laptop users is the keyboard. If one of the keys suddenly gets stuck, it can be very difficult working your way around it. Naturally, it would defeat the whole purpose of having a laptop if you opt to attach an external keyboard to deal with this problem. Don't worry; you might be able to solve such issue by simply removing the stuck key from the keyboard and resetting the settings. Here are ways to remove the keyboard keys from your Acer laptop.

  • Set up your workspace. When you are attempting to do this, make sure that your work area is well-lighted so you can be able to see what you are doing properly. Don't stay in a dusty area, too so no dust and other dirt can enter your keyboard while you are working on it. Have a lampshade ready so you can focus the light when needed. Prepare a pair of tweezers as well, for lifting out those keys.
  • Press down on the keys. Open your Acer laptop and identify the keys which need to be repaired. Once you have determined this, press your thumb firmly on the keys that are situated below the damaged key. With your index finger, try to flip the damaged key over, carefully peeling the key away from the base. Do not be afraid to exert a little pressure here, the keys won't come off if you don't force it. Once you exert the right amount of pressure, the key will easily snap off.
  • Clean up with tweezers. Once you remove the key, you will probably find some remaining bits and pieces of plastic that remain from the keys. Use your tweezers to clean this up. This is called the key binding or retainer. Check to see if anything is blocking the slot where your keys should be, and clean this area as well.
  • Return the key to its proper position. Once you have determined that there are no blockages in the key slot, replace the key retainer or binder to its rightful place so you can return the actual key cap. Fit the key cap gently but firmly onto the space and wiggle it around to test the tightness.
  • Check if the key is working properly. Usually, this kind of first aid is effective in dislodging a pesky key into performing well again. Type a few sentences into a word program and test how it works. Do not overdo it by applying too much pressure on the key. Just take it slow, and type as you would normally type.

Even if you have to apply a bit of force when removing the key from the base, do not exert too much pressure or you might accidentally break or chip the key, making it more difficult for you to make it work well.


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