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broke the scissor switch on my laptop

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broke my E key so im trying to take the switch from another key that I never use but i cant take it off. Please respond quick! I gotta paper to write last minute...

the actual key is not broken, just the thing that holds the actual key with the E on it. just to clarify
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USB keyboard FTW????

So the key still works, but the cap doesn't stay on anymore?

If so, just get a pen and pop off another cap and put it on...
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post #3 of 7
Just push the rubber dome and FINISH THAT PAPER until you get a chance to replace the keyboard with one from Ebay. Who needs those damn keys anyway!

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yea, I might just have to write it at school until i can maybe get a replacement sent from toshiba. problem is i type on a dvorak keyboard and im at the point where i can no longer type efficiently on QWERTY
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Yeah, the problem with DVORAK is that it isn't very useful unless you only use your own computers.
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ok i managed to replace it with another key using this video [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAI_AG3gFMo&feature=related[/ame]

about 3:20 in you see him remove it. Hopefully this will eventually help someone with the same problem as me. unfortunately my E key is now a bit crooked but i can type easily so its worth it smile.gif

Lesson of the day: Don't rage on your keyboard
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