How to Replace a Type K39 Keyboard Key

Type K39 Key Kit

Type K39 Key Kit

This guide will show you how to replace a type K39 keyboard key. This hinge type is used in the following models:

This hinge comes in black and white versions. That is fine, what matters most is the shape of the hinge piece.

Step 1: Orient the hinge

Step 1: Orient the hinge

The plastic hinge mechanism must be oriented as shown for it to fit onto the metal keyboard hooks. Note that the circled plastic tabs are on the top of the hinge piece. Don’t open the hinge or the pieces may come apart.

Step 2: Hook the hinge onto the keyboard

Step 2: Hook the hinge onto the keyboard

Hook the top of the hinge onto the two metal tabs at the top of the space on the keyboard.

Step 3: Secure the hinge into place

Step 3: Secure the hinge into place

Push down on each corner of the bottom of the hinge until it snaps onto the keyboard.

Step 4: Rubber spring

Step 4: Rubber spring

Set the rubber spring in the center if yours is missing. The key will hold it in place. If your old rubber spring is still in good shape you can skip this step.

Step 5: Press the key into place

Step 5: Press the key into place

Set the key in its place and push down until it snaps on.

How to Replace a Type K39 Keyboard Key
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3 Comments to “How to Replace a Type K39 Keyboard Key”

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi,

    I just got my K39 pieces, but there are no instructions. How do I replace the pieces?

    Do I take out the original unit and then try to snap this on? Or, do I snap these pieces on the old, broken pieces?

    Please, help.

    Alisa

  2. Julie says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I think you may have already figured it out, but you’ll want to remove the original plastic hinge piece. If the rubber spring on your keyboard is still in good condition you can leave it in place. Then just follow the instructions above to install the new hinge.

  3. Great! I guess people who need to replace a type K41 keyboard key will get a lot of help from this post. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up!

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