How to Replace a Type K42 Keyboard Key

A Type K42 Keyboard Key Hinge

A Type K42 Keyboard Key Hinge

This guide will show you how to install a type K42 keyboard key. This hinge type is found on the Belkin F5L149, as well as other keyboards.

Step 1: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

Step 1: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

If you’ve purchased a replacement keyboard key kit from us, you’ll start with the key, a rubber spring, and a hinge. The picture at the top of the page shows a closeup of the hinge when it’s installed. You can use this picture to orient the hinge correctly.

The first step is to open the hinge and hook the bottom tabs of the inner hinge piece over the metal hooks on the bottom of the space on the keyboard.

Step 2: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

Step 2: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

Next use your finger or a tool to push down on each corner. Make sure the metal tab on the keyboard is lined up correctly with the slot in the hinge or it’s possible to bend it. At this point the hinge is installed. If your rubber spring is missing or damaged you can replace it with the new one.

Step 3: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

Step 3: Installing a K42 Keyboard Key

All that’s left is to set the key in place and push down until it snaps on. Press the key a few times to make sure it works properly and you’re finished!

 

How to Replace a Type K42 Keyboard Key
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One Comments to “How to Replace a Type K42 Keyboard Key”

  1. Tony Brown says:

    Please advise if you can supply replacement keys for a Sandstrom blue tooth keyboard

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