How to Replace the Enter Key on a HP Laptop

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How to Replace the Enter Key on a HP Laptop
Replace the "Enter" key on your HP laptop if needed. (laptop image by Ewe Degiampietro from

If there's a key on your keyboard that gets a workout, you'd be hard-pressed to find one that's busier than your "Enter" key. Although they keys on a laptop keypad are built to withstand lots of typing, they can eventually show signs of wear and tear. Luckily, this isn't a repair for which you need a degree in computer science. The keys on many laptops, including HP laptops, are made to be repaired quickly and easily.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Wooden lever
  • New "Enter" key

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  1. 1

    Turn off the HP laptop, and unplug it.

  2. 2

    Turn the laptop over. Remove the battery. Turn the computer right side-up, and open the case so you can see the keyboard.

  3. 3

    Insert the edge of a piece of wood, Popsicle stick or wooden spatula underneath the "Enter" key. Using a wooden object will help prevent damage to your keyboard.

  4. 4

    Gently pry up the "Enter" key with the wooden object until it pops off.

  5. 5

    Position the new "Enter" key and over the socket on the keypad. Press down firmly with your finger until you hear it snap into place.

Tips and warnings

  • The steps above are just a guideline. Always follow the specific instructions for your particular HP model.

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