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How to care for your keyboard in the long run

Laptops have become an essential part of our daily lives, and with the constant use of these devices, their keyboards are prone to wear and tear. It is crucial to take good care of your laptop keyboard to prevent damage and extend its lifespan. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to properly care for your laptop keyboard.

1) Clean your laptop keyboard regularly
Dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate on your keyboard and cause damage. Regular cleaning of your keyboard will prevent the ... read more

The history of laptop keyboards

Laptop keyboards are an essential part of our daily lives, allowing us to type emails, write reports, and play games with ease. But where did this integral component of modern computing originate? In this article, we will explore the history of laptop keyboards and how they have evolved over time.

Early Portable Computers and Typewriter Keyboards

The first portable computers were introduced in the 1970s, and they used keyboards similar to those found on typewriters. These keyboards had large, clunky keys that required a lot of force ... read more

Common laptop keyboard issues and how to fix them

Laptop keyboards are essential components of our laptops, and they are used daily for various tasks such as typing, browsing the web, and playing games. However, like any other electronic device, laptop keyboards can develop problems and issues over time. In this article, we will explore some common laptop keyboard issues and provide solutions for fixing them.

1. Unresponsive keys
One of the most common issues with laptop keyboards is unresponsive keys. Sometimes, you may find that some keys on your laptop keyboard do not respond when ... read more

How to properly care for your laptop keyboard

A laptop keyboard is a crucial component of your computer, as it is your primary interface for entering data and executing commands. However, it is also one of the most susceptible to wear and tear, which can lead to malfunction or even complete failure. Therefore, it is essential to take proper care of your laptop keyboard to ensure its longevity and maintain its functionality. In this article, we will discuss some tips on how to properly take care of your laptop keyboard.

Keep it clean
Keeping your ... read more

Replacement Laptop Keys for HP

HP laptops are popular for their durability, sleek designs, and high performance. These laptops come with a variety of features and components that make them suitable for various purposes, including work, entertainment, and gaming. One of the essential components of a laptop is its keyboard, which allows users to input commands and type documents. In this article, we will explore the keys of an HP laptop and their functionalities.

The function keys are located at the top row of the keyboard and are labeled F1 ... read more

How to clean pet hair from your laptop keyboard

If you're a pet owner, you know that pet hair can get everywhere, including on your laptop keyboard. Pet hair on your keyboard can cause it to malfunction or even damage it. In this article, we'll show you how to clean pet hair from a laptop keyboard.

Here's what you'll need:

  • A can of compressed air
  • A soft-bristled brush
  • A lint roller
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • A microfiber cloth

Step 1: Turn off your laptop and unplug it from any power source.
Step 2: Hold your laptop upside down and gently shake it to dislodge ... read more

How to repair laptop keys yourself

If you're dealing with a malfunctioning key on your laptop, you may be wondering if it's possible to replace the key yourself. The short answer is yes, it is possible to replace laptop keys, but it can be a bit tricky.

Before you begin, it's important to note that the process for replacing keys on a laptop will vary depending on the make and model of your computer. It's a good idea to consult the laptop's manual or do some research online to find out the ... read more

Keyboard Retainer Clip Type Support

We provide laptop keyboard retainer clip type support via an email response with a link. The link we provide is a direct link to the ordering page for your specific keyboard type, which is determined by one of our laptop key customer support specialists.

This link DOES NOT alter, modify or update your existing shopping cart in at way. It is extremely important that you select the key(s) from the webpage we provide in our response. If no action is taken, you may inadvertently purchase the ... read more

Replacement Laptop Keys

Many people come to us and ask us "I am missing one key on my keyboard, should I replace it or just get a new keyboard?"  Let's look at the choices: replacing the keyboard typically costs over $100 from the manufacturer.  You only want to purchase from the OEM and not some foreign knock off company that copy cat OEM laptop keyboards.  Purchasing a new genuine OEM laptop keyboard ensures fitment, quality and durability.  On to of the $100+ bill, typically a professional computer repair ... read more

Laptop Replacement Keys for Dell

Dell computers are one of the most popular choices for both mobile and desktop applications.  Over the past two and a half decades, Dell computers have proven to be well built, robust machines that perform excellent and are well within the price range of the average consumer.  Becasue of this, Dell is now a household name when it comes to personal computing.  Over the years, Dell has produced many models like the entry level, budget minded Inspiron, the business geared Latitude and Vostro, ... read more

Why there are so many retainer clip types

Why is there more than one type of retainer clip for the same laptop model?

Believe it or not, this is a question we get asked all the time.  To purchase a laptop key repair kit, you need to tell us your make, model, then choose the style of retainer clip you have.  This is not something that we do just to annoy our customers, it is a very important step as often times, a laptop manufacturer will have several variations ... read more

Removing a Laptop Key from the Keyboard

To observe the configuration of the retainer clip hinge type, the laptop key needs to be removed.  During the purchasing process, it is often necessary for the retainer clip type to be identified.  In the case that the key cap is not removed already (suppose the laptop key is simply worn out or damaged and needs to be replaced), below are tips and tricks to safely remove the laptop key cap for hinge identification.

The easiest and most common method for removal ... read more

Replacing or Repairing Laptop Keys

Many people own a laptop or notebook and most find it an essential part of their life. Some use it for work while others use it for play. Regardless of the use, many people who own laptop computers need them to work properly and efficiently. One common problem with laptop keyboards is that the plastic keys pop off, get lost or are damaged. This impedes productivity and looks plain unprofessional and unappealing. Luckily, we offer laptop replacement keys and key repair kits for ... read more

How To Clean Your Laptop Keyboard Quickly

Tips and Tricks for cleaning your laptop keyboard keys

We clean all around our house- we sanitize door knobs, faucets, the kitchen sink…  How many of us clean our keyboards on our laptops?  My guess is not too many of us actually complete this task.  Fortunately, it’s easy and can be done without damaging your computer, not to mention that it is a quick cleaning task that can be done weekly.

  • First, turn off your laptop and unplug the ... read more

Installing the Rubber Cup on Laptop Keyboard

How to Install the Rubber Spring Cup on Your Laptop Keyboard

The rubber spring cup is the piece that lays underneath the key cap, in the middle of the retainer clip. The rubber spring cup serves three functions:

1) To return the key cap to its resting position (fully up) after pressing it down

2) Provides tactile feedback to let your fingers know that you have made a keystroke, and

3) Allows the electrical connection ... read more