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
Turn off the HP laptop, and unplug it.
Turn the laptop over. Remove the battery. Turn the computer right side-up, and open the case so you can see the keyboard.
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.
Gently pry up the "Enter" key with the wooden object until it pops off.
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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