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How to Replace a Type K03 Keyboard Key
Posted by Dan and Julie | Category: Installation Guides | 10 Comments
Tags: key guide, keyboard, Laptop Keyboard, Replacement Keyboard Keys
This guide is for hinge type K03. This hinge type is used in the following models:
Compaq Presario F500, F700, V6000
HP Pavilion DV4, DV6000, DV9000
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 without breaking.
Step 2: Hook the hinge onto the base
Hook the left side of the hinge over the left metal hook on the base of the keyboard. This works best at about a 45 degree angle.
Step 3: Secure the hinge into place
“Stretch” the hinge over the right metal hook on the keyboard base. The hinge can actually slide apart slightly, which allows it to fit over both metal tabs on the keyboard base.
Step 4: Prepare the hinge for the keycap
Once the hinge is sitting in place, it will be easier to put the key on if you “compact” the hinge back together. That is, push the right-side underneath portion of the hinge towards the left, tucking it under the right side metal tabs. The hinge should now fit snugly in its place, as shown.
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.
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10 Comments to “How to Replace a Type K03 Keyboard Key”
ibrahim haleem khan says:
February 18, 2014 at 1:26 am
Thank youuu @@@!!!!
Jim Richardson says:
April 25, 2014 at 6:55 am
It Still doesnt work see my R key fell off but i cant put it back on it should just snap on but its not
Jim Richardson says:
April 25, 2014 at 6:56 am
Also the hinge goes to the key but leave were i put it is it broken ?
July 8, 2014 at 3:40 pm
the plastick pice didnt come out do i take it out
July 8, 2014 at 3:41 pm
its the W im using the little black piece inside
July 8, 2014 at 3:42 pm
how do i fix it
July 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm
I was playing minecraft and want to know now plz
December 1, 2014 at 9:12 pm
just mess with the fit until it pops onto the key when it fits the key push it into its spot.
Used for hp chromebook 14
February 2, 2015 at 11:41 am
Thank you very much! I received the keys in a timely fashion (shipped to overseas) and was able to replace my 3 broken keys! Great website and I know where to come should I need a key in the future! (hopefully not)
July 25, 2015 at 5:33 am
My arrow keys fell off and HP compaq nx6110
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