How To Fix A Laptop Key That Fell Off – A Comprehensive Guide

A key on a laptop keyboard may become loose or fall off from time to time. Try each of the following solutions to fix the key and snap it back into place on the keyboard.

This page is a general reference guide and may not apply to your laptop because the keyboard keys on your laptop may be different.

Fixing A Loose Key

  • Each key on a laptop keyboard, unlike a desktop key, may have three components: the keycap, key pad, and key retainer.
  • If the keycap is loose but still attached to the laptop, pressing down on the keycap often fixes the problem.
  • When the keycap is reattached, a snap is heard while pressing the key down.

How To Fix A Broken Key?

  • To begin, insert the key retainer into the laptop. To make things easier, we recommend inserting a keypad after the retainer is in place.
  • After inserting the retainer, it should lie flat and be able to flex. Place the keypad in the retainer.
  • After completing the preceding two steps, place the key cap over the retainer in the proper orientation and lightly press down.
  • The key should snap into place on the retainer.
  • f the key does not look right, press down on all four corners to ensure that all clips are snapped into place.
  • Once the key is in place, test it to see if it works again.

Steps To Fix The Spacebar

The spacebar, unlike the other keys on the keyboard, requires additional steps to be properly reinstalled. A bar must be removed before replacing the spacebar keycap on the laptop by inserting your flathead screwdriver beneath it and gently pulling it upward.

Also read:- How To Make Your Keyboard Light Up On Chromebook?


You should always be careful with any electronic devices you use. More so with laptops and smartphones as they are very expensive and very fragile. Still, sometimes you just can’t help it. If you’ve had this moment with your computer/laptop’s keyboard, then this article will surely help you.

Try these fixes and let us know if they worked for you.

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