What is a Keyboard Key Hinge Type?

If you’re shopping for a replacement keyboard key on our website, you’ll probably see us referring to the hinge type of a key kit. But what does that mean?

Let’s use the HP Pavilion G6 as an example. All of these laptops have keyboards that look like this.

HP Pavilion G6 Keyboard

HP Pavilion G6 Keyboard

While the surface always looks the same, the hardware underneath depends on the factory that made the keyboard. This laptop keyboard can have four different types of hinges.

HP Pavilion G6 Hinge Types

The four HP Pavilion G6 Hinge Types

The only way to know which keyboard key hinge type your laptop uses is to look underneath a key. You’re probably here because a key fell off of your keyboard, so that shouldn’t be a problem. The good thing is that all the keys on your keyboard have the same hinge type. So once you identify the hinge type under one key, you can confidently order standard letter keys, smaller function keys, and any of the larger keys for your keyboard.

Finally, we know it can be hard to tell the difference between some of the possible keyboard key hinge types. That’s why we offer our hinge identification service. If you’re shopping for keyboard keys on our website and you need help, just look for the “Upload a Photo” link.

Machina Electronics Hinge ID Service

Look for the “Upload a Photo” link beneath the available hinge choices.

What is a Keyboard Key Hinge Type?
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4 Comments to “What is a Keyboard Key Hinge Type?”

  1. Wow, well mentioned the types of the keyboard key hinge with pictures! This information is really helpful for those people who are unaware about keyboard key hinge.

  2. James Hunter says:

    i have a h/p 5330m i need touchpad key hinges replacement can you help me??send me price of 4 hinge replacements.thank you these keys have metal bar under them,i hope you can help me,Thank You

  3. James Hunter says:

    That is a probook 5330m

  4. Absolutely Nice Presentation. Specially the pics part is most important in order to understand someone about keyboard and hinge.

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