How to Replace a Type K03 Keyboard Key

This guide is for hinge type K03.  This hinge type is used in 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.

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.

Step 4: Prepare the hinge for the keycap

Once the hinge is sitting in place, 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, tucking it under the right side metal tabs. The hinge should now fit snugly in its place, as shown.

Step 5: 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.

14 Comments to “How to Replace a Type K03 Keyboard Key”

  1. Jim Richardson says:

    It Still doesnt work see my R key fell off but i cant put it back on it should just snap on but its not

  2. jack says:

    the plastick pice didnt come out do i take it out

  3. jack says:

    its the W im using the little black piece inside

  4. jack says:

    how do i fix it

  5. jack says:

    I was playing minecraft and want to know now plz

  6. Kenny says:

    just mess with the fit until it pops onto the key when it fits the key push it into its spot.

    Used for hp chromebook 14

  7. Aryeh says:

    Thank you very much! I received the keys in a timely fashion (shipped to overseas) and was able to replace my 3 broken keys! Great website and I know where to come should I need a key in the future! (hopefully not)

  8. neenetz says:

    My arrow keys fell off and HP compaq nx6110
    please help

  9. vivian says:

    My W key is broken I am ordering here the y510p are they the same as y510 … thats the one they gave…I am confuse..

  10. Keyboard is a input device in the computer. But sometime keyboard is broken that’s why user face many problem in typing time.

  11. I also wanted to replace the Type K03 Keyboard Key because sometimes I faced issue with the keys and did not know how to replace. Thanks for this information.

  12. This is nice blog.Keyboard is an info device in the computer. In any case, at some point Keyboard is broken that is the reason client confront numerous issue in typing time.

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