How to Put a Shift Key Cap Back on a Laptop

by Michael Wallace

It can be frightening if you lose a key, such as the "Shift" key, on your laptop. You may think that you'll have to take it to service technicians and pay a lot of money for them to repair it. There's no need to take your computer into the shop for such a basic problem. You can replace a key on your laptop in less than a minute and you don't have to know anything about computers in order to do it.

Check the empty key space on the laptop to see if the plastic retainer frame is still connected. If it isn't, it is likely on the underside of the "Shift" key. If this is the case, turn the key over and pop the retainer frame off.

Fit the retainer frame over the empty key space, making sure the hooks on the space connect with the latches on the sides and corners of the retainer frame.

Fit the "Shift" key over the empty space, making sure that the word "Shift," printed on the key, isn't upside down.

Press the "Shift" key down until it snaps in place.

About the Author

Michael Wallace has been a freelance copywriter and journalist since 2003. He served in the U.S. Navy and attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Specializing in writing technical articles, Wallace has contributed to city publications such as "San Diego City Beat."