How to Replace a Type K01 Keyboard Key

This guide is for hinge type K01. This hinge type is found on the following models:

Some colors in the pictures may differ for your model. That is fine, what matters most is the shape of the hinge piece.

Step 1: Orient the hinge

The plastic hinge mechanism must be oriented as shown for it to fit onto the metal keyboard hooks without breaking. Notice the hole on the left side of the hinge is narrower than the hole on the right side.

Step 2: Hook the hinge onto the base

Hook the left side of the hinge over the left metal hook on the base of the keyboard. This works best at about a 45 degree angle.

Step 3: Secure the hinge into place

“Stretch” the hinge over the right metal hook on the keyboard base. The hinge can actually slide apart slightly, which allows it to fit over both metal tabs on the keyboard base. Once it is sitting in place as shown, it will be easier to put the key on if you “compact” the hinge back together. That is, push the right-side underneath portion of the hinge towards the left. The hinge should now fit snugly in its place.

Step 4: Press the key into place

Align the key on top of its place on the keyboard, and press down evenly. All four corners of the key should click into place.

8 Comments to “How to Replace a Type K01 Keyboard Key”

  1. Heather Keimig says:

    Thank you!

  2. Joe Cassiday Jr says:

    Thanks ! this was VERY HELPFUL !!!

  3. Alex says:

    Thank god, there is a place where you can buy separate keys. Thanks a lot

  4. Michelle Holmes says:

    Absolutely wonderful!

  5. jaron b summers says:

    The clip should work great. Do you have the little legs that fold down from under the keyboard? Logitech K740 … thanks.

  6. Jan says:

    Could not get it installed no matter what. Only one side would click in. It’s hanging on right side only. Not good.

    • Julie says:

      Jan, that usually happens because the two halves of the hinge have spread open a little bit. Try using your fingernails to squeeze the left and right sides of the hinge together.

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