Keyboard keys can pop off your Toshiba laptop if it is jostled or dropped repeatedly. You don't need to replace the whole keyboard or contact Toshiba for tech support if your spacebar comes loose during the normal course of operation. Most keys can be pushed back into place without much extra effort, but the spacebar key uses an extra metal retaining rod that must be repaired first, or the key will simply fall off again.
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Things you need
- Flathead screwdriver
Shut down the Toshiba laptop's operating system. Close the laptop's LCD lid and unplug the power cord. Turn the computer over so that you can see the battery.
Move the Toshiba's battery latch over to the unlock position. Pull the battery upwards and remove it from the laptop.
Turn the Toshiba laptop over. Open the LCD lid. Flip the spacebar over. Slide the thin edge of a flathead screwdriver underneath the thin metal bar inside the spacebar.
Lift the screwdriver upwards until the metal bar pops off the spacebar. Locate the two plastic hooks at the left and right ends of the open keyboard port where the spacebar should be positioned.
Set the metal bar onto the spacebar port. Slide the ends of the metal bar into the hooks on the left and right sides.
Position the spacebar over the open keyboard port. Push both sides of the spacebar down at the same time to lock reattach the key.
Push the battery into the Toshiba laptop's battery port. Turn on the laptop and use the spacebar key repeatedly to ensure it remains in place.
Tips and warnings
- If you lose the spacebar or its metal bar you can acquire a replacement spacebar kit online through websites that sell laptop parts.
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