How to Fix a Keyboard Roll-Out Tray

Written by michael wallace
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If you have a computer desk assembly in your home, it likely has a roll-out tray mounted just below the top of the desk for the keyboard. The keyboard is placed on top of this tray and, when you sit next to the computer, pull the tray out so the keyboard is positioned over your lap. It's possible for these trays to come off their rollers from time to time, but the problem can be fixed quickly.

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Things you need

  • Phillips screwdriver (if necessary)

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  1. 1

    Slide the roll-out tray as far out as possible.

  2. 2

    Look into the tray and determine if one of the rollers has come off of the metal railing on either side of the tray. You may have to get underneath the computer desk to decipher this.

  3. 3

    Lift the tray up and slide the portion with the roller back onto the rail. The tray should work fine now. If the problem lies with a loose or missing screw that connects the tray to the desk, proceed to the next step.

  4. 4

    Use your screwdriver to tighten any screws located on the hinges where the tray connects to the desk. If the screw is missing entirely, purchase a similar-sized screw from your local hardware store and use the screwdriver to insert it.

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