How to Remove Laptop Keyboard Keys

How to Remove Laptop Keyboard Keys
How to Remove Laptop Keyboard Keys

Desktop PCs and PC accessories are made to be changed and improved, but laptops are not. It is harder to replace parts in a laptop or add new hardware to the inside. But laptop keys are used a lot throughout the day and may have crumbs or dirt under them. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to take out laptop keys so you can clean a dirty or worn one.

Every day, dirt, hair, dead skin, and other kinds of grime get on your computer. This can have a big effect on how well your keyboard works. Taking out your keys is a quick and easy way to clean the inside of your keyboard and make it work better. This is a simple task that shouldn’t take more than a few hours if done right. This is important for anyone who wants to know how to take the keyboard keys off a laptop.

Step by Step Remove Laptop Keyboard Keys

  1. Step 1: Print or draw a map of your keyboard’s keys to show where they are. Put your computer to sleep.
  2. Step 2: Put the laptop under a lamp or somewhere where there is enough light to see the keyboard. You want to be able to see how dirty your keyboard really is.
  3. Step 3: Carefully pry off any of the letter or number keys with the end of a flat-head screwdriver. Start with the “Q” and work your way to the right. It’s easier to get rid of the letter and number keys than the command keys.
  4. Step 4: Put the keys you took off in a safe place so you don’t lose them. When removing the tab, caps lock, shift, space bar, enter, forward slash, and back space buttons, be especially careful. A small metal pin holds these buttons together. Be patient, because it may take a little more work to get rid of these.
  5. Step 5: Once all the keys are out, you can clean the inside of your keyboard. Take a cotton swab and dip it in a small amount of alcohol. Wipe the dirt and grime off the area around the keys. Use tweezers to get rid of any dirt or hair that is bigger than a grain of rice.
  6. Step 6: Look at your keyboard map again and put your keys back where they belong. Place each key in the middle of the plastic connector and press on the edges until you hear a click. Move it around a bit until it feels tight and safe.

Tips Before Remove Laptop Keyboard Keys

  • Check the owner’s manual for your PC or laptop to find out how to remove a key. Some keys are not made to be taken out one at a time. In this case, you might need to take your laptop or keyboard to a shop that fixes computers.
  • Before you use your PC or laptop, you should turn it off. You don’t want to type any commands on your computer by accident while you take keys out! Electronics should also usually be turned off and unplugged before being worked on.