How to Replace a Type K06 Keyboard Key

This guide is for hinge type K06. This hinge type can be found 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.

Step 2: Hook the hinge onto the base

Hook the inner top edge of the hinge over the top metal hook on the base of the keyboard.

Step 3: Secure the hinge into place

Snap the bottom of the hinge into place, one side at a time. In this example, the bottom right side is being secured first. The bottom right and left tabs of the plastic hinge should be hooked under the metal hook protruding from the base of the keyboard on each side. You can now check that the hinge works by flexing it up and down; it should pivot easily at its axis.

Step 4: Place the rubber spring piece

If your keyboard is missing the rubber spring piece, place it in the center of the hinge. It will be held in place by the surrounding key and hinge.

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.

5 Comments to “How to Replace a Type K06 Keyboard Key”

  1. Ron Hizer says:

    After studying the illustration for the K06 type keyboard key, it is the one on my computer, no doubt. I have a slight problem, my computer is a Pavilion dv6000 and your ” Hinge type can be found on… section, gives a different hinge for this computer, so either the hinge type is labeled wrong or the “can be found on.. ” is wrong or someone replaced my computer’s keyboard with a dv5000 keyboard. I just want to be sure that if I order the K06 it will match the one in the guide, because that is my configuration.

  2. Myrorn says:

    Thanks so much for great information.. I didn’t need to replace a key, but the 3 on my keyboard snagged on my USB printer cable, and the top clips got loose, I tried everrything I could to fix it, but it wouldn’t work until I finally took the whole key apart, afterr reading your instructions on replacing the keys, I discovered the inner hinge piece had come out of its socket. So after making the repair and following your instructions on replacing a key, I finally fixed the 3 on my keyboard so it is no longer loose. Now if only I can figure out why the “R” key sticks sometimes and I end up wit double r’s in my typing.

  3. The information is helpful as for just a small thing like key replacement; we don’t have to visit the service center. It can be done easily by us at home by following some instructions.

  4. Scott says:

    Ordered 3 complete keys, they came within a few days. The instructions were easy to follow and the keyboard was repaired within minutes. New life to an old laptop. Thank you.

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