Take Keys Off Keyboard: Drink spill, Food crumbs and dust are a few reasons to take off your keyboard keys.
Ideally, it would be best if you occasionally took off your keys for a thorough clean to remove debris or dirt found under it.
Doing this could extend the life of your Keyboard, so this is how to take keys off Keyboard.
Note: This is a general instruction; your system’s guide may be different.
How To take Keys Off Keyboard
- To take off the keycap from a keyboard, gently place your fingernail, small flat-head screwdriver, or small knife under a corner of the key and gently pull the keycap up and away from the laptop.
- In typical situations, the key only snaps out partially. If the keycap is still attached to the computer, use your fingers to obliterate the keycap and do this carefully.
- Once taken off, you should see the key retainer (scissor-switch) still attached to the laptop with the pad in the middle. If you want to, you can remove it from the computer. To do so, place the flat head of a screwdriver or a knife’s edge under a corner and gently twist until it pops off.
How To Replace Keys On Your Keyboard
- With the key removed, carefully observe the metal hooks on the keyboard where the old key was.
- Orient the plastic hinge (new or old) so that the holes line up with the metal hooks.
- Insert the smaller plastic piece, usually referred to as a cup, evenly into the centre of the retainer.
- Replace the keycap and press evenly on all four sides.
- Test the keys and listening for any strange sound.