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I accidentally popped off the left shift key on my 15" AlBook. Nothing broke and I know it snaps back on somehow but I can't get it back on...this one's more complex than the iBook keys. Can anyone tell me how to get it back on?
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I did the same thing on an old pc keyboard, it clicked back in place after trying several angles
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I did the same thing on an old pc keyboard, it clicked back in place after trying several angles
I've fixed them before too, but this model is really hard lol
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I've fixed them before too, but this model is really hard lol
Yeah, I imagine the working space a tad tight
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I accidentally popped off the left shift key on my 15" AlBook. Nothing broke and I know it snaps back on somehow but I can't get it back on...this one's more complex than the iBook keys. Can anyone tell me how to get it back on?
If for some reason you can't figure it out, you could try taking it to your local Apple Store (if you have one that's local) to see if they can help. They might do it for free, and it would be better than forcing it and having it break.

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If for some reason you can't figure it out, you could try taking it to your local Apple Store (if you have one that's local) to see if they can help. They might do it for free, and it would be better than forcing it and having it break.
Thanks for the suggestion...it's what I was thinking of doing anyway, but the nearest Apple Store is about an hour and a half away. If I can't get it on without forcing it, I'll just have to wait til I can get to the store. I can't believe how much I use this dumb left shift key!!!
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Oops. You broke it.
Yes, it's broken. You need a whole new keyboard now. My 2 year old brother popped almost all the keys off, some broke. The ones that were not broken popped right on, but the Apple Store guy said that the ones I couldn't get back on were broken.
Too bad.
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Oops. You broke it.
Yes, it's broken. You need a whole new keyboard now. My 2 year old brother popped almost all the keys off, some broke. The ones that were not broken popped right on, but the Apple Store guy said that the ones I couldn't get back on were broken.
Too bad.
I've looked at the parts and it's definitely not broken.
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If it doesn't look broke, chances are it isn't. My right-shift key came off a while back, and it took some time, but I did get it back on. Really take a look at how it goes on, and you'll probably be able to figure it out. My problem was that I was use to putting on PC keys, and figured I could just push the key back on. It isn't like that. I ended up bending a small metal hook that made the whole process much more difficult. When I finally got out a little flashlight and really took a look at how it worked, I was able to bend the small hook (on the laptop itself, not the key) back to where it should be, set the key in place, and give it a little twist. Honestly took about 30 minutes or so. I remeber I used a bent paperclip to help guide the key into place. Anyways, I don't know if this helps or not. At least, if it doesn't look broke, I'd guess that you could still get it on without taking it in.

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I've looked at the parts and it's definitely not broken.
It don't have to look broken.
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If it doesn't look broke, chances are it isn't. My right-shift key came off a while back, and it took some time, but I did get it back on. Really take a look at how it goes on, and you'll probably be able to figure it out. My problem was that I was use to putting on PC keys, and figured I could just push the key back on. It isn't like that. I ended up bending a small metal hook that made the whole process much more difficult. When I finally got out a little flashlight and really took a look at how it worked, I was able to bend the small hook (on the laptop itself, not the key) back to where it should be, set the key in place, and give it a little twist. Honestly took about 30 minutes or so. I remeber I used a bent paperclip to help guide the key into place. Anyways, I don't know if this helps or not. At least, if it doesn't look broke, I'd guess that you could still get it on without taking it in.

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thanks for the help...I'll check it out
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