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Broke "A" key retainer clip

Discussion in 'Dell Inspiron and Dell Studio' started by GloStiX, Sep 3, 2008.

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  1. GloStiX

    GloStiX Notebook Evangelist

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    I broke 1 plastic retainer clip that holds the A key down. It's a fairly common letter so it gets quite annoying.

    The retainer clip itself is made of 2 tiny pieces of plastic, I don't want to buy a new keyboard just for 1 piece. Breaking a key has to be fairly common too, so is there any source I might be able to get 1 replacement retainer clip from?

    Thanks.

    P.S. Warranty expired, don't want to remap keys.
     
  2. mgh_a1

    mgh_a1 Notebook Evangelist

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    You can search for used parts online. I forget the exact name, but there was an article about it in PC world about a month ago. Poke around, and you might be able to find a replacement keyboard on the cheap. I doubt that you may find something as specific as retainer clips.
     
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    Gigiya Notebook Guru

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    Ebay is good for single key replacements. I've personally bought two Dell e1705 key replacements from this seller.
     
  4. GloStiX

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    Thanks for the help guys, I just ended up switching the broken clip for the right-click button.
     
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    That's ghetto fabulous!
     
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