Laptops have become an integral part of our day to day lives. Whether you are young or old, a student or a professional, a laptop holds a crucial place to help you carry out various activities. Using a laptop makes life so much easier.
It is very important to take proper care of your laptop keys to avoid any damage. There are many people who eat and drink while working on their system. This can cause damage to your keyboard as well as to the whole system. The keys of the laptop should be used with proper care else you may end up having broken or damaged keyboard keys.
There is one thing that needs to be understood that broken or damaged keyboard keys can easily be replaced without having the need to replace the whole keyboard. Keys of almost all laptops are same with the exception of shift, delete, enter, shift keys and space bar. Every key in the keyboard has a spring which activates the sensor below when we press it, allowing us to type. The most common problem that arises with the damaged key is that it is not able to press the sensor below, barring the typed characters to show on the screen.
There are few things you can do in case of broken or damaged keys:
– If the keys are broken, you can fix them yourself by using glue. You can put glue on the key and leave it to dry. Later try to snap the key into the keyboard and see if it works.
– If the keys of the laptop are missing, you can buy their replacement either from a local shop or online.
– You can take help of a computer repair professional in case the damage is of a higher magnitude. Make sure that the professional you choose is experienced and reliable.
– If your system is under warranty period, you can send it for repair to the manufacturer itself. It may take some time but you can be assured of quality service. If the warranty period has expired and still you want to get it fixed from the manufacturer, it may cost you a little on the higher side and also you might have to wait for a couple of weeks or even months.
No matter how the keys of your laptop have been damaged, there is always an option available to get them fixed or replaced. This is a great alternative to the entire keyboard replacement.