This key guide is for models using hinge type K18. This hinge type can be found on the following models:
- Acer Aspire One D250
- Asus Eee 900
- Dell Inspiron 700M
- Fujitsu LifeBook P5000
- HP Mini 5101, 5102, 5103
- and more!
Some colors in the pictures may differ for your model. That is fine, what matters most is the shape of the hinge piece.
The plastic hinge mechanism must be oriented as shown for it to fit onto the metal keyboard hooks. Some keys may use a hinge that hooks on from the left side, instead of the right-side hinge shown above.
Hook the right inner edge of the hinge over the metal hook on the base of the keyboard.
Snap the left side of the hinge into place, one side at a time. In this example, the top left side is being secured first. The bottom left and top 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.
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.
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.