How To Fix HP Chromebook 14 Key Repair Installation Guide / Removal and Replacement

How To Fix HP Chromebook 14 Key Repair Installation Guide / Removal and Replacement

This video will help you safely remove and then install an individual key on a HP Chromebook 14 series computer. Since this computer uses a French Inset keyboard, it is preferable to replace keys if at all possible instead of the whole keyboard as the new keyboard cannot properly be held in place.
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Q: My Key Cap will not click down in place correctly. What’s wrong?
A: If your Key Cap is not clicking down in place correctly, it is most likely due to the Retainer Clip not being properly installed or damaged. Remove the Cap and inspect for damage or that its not laying down flush and properly snapped in itself. Compare to another Clip if needed by removing another Cap.
Q: Where can I purchase replacement keys?
A: I usually get my keys on Ebay or If you cannot find the correct key for sale, you may have to purchase a keyboard and take a key off of there.
Q: I have a Key or Keys that are not working. Will this fix them?
A: This video is a tutorial on how to replace a key. If your keys are not working but are not mechanically broken, troubleshoot them as seen here;
Q: The hinge clip came apart into two pieces. How can I reassemble?
A: They fit together with a small plastic pin on the left and right of the inner clip. These fit into holes on the outer clip. To see exactly how the inner clip sits in the outer clip, remove another key cap and copy the clip under it.
Q: The rubber spring came off. How do I reattach it?
A: There isn’t really a good way to reattach those. They are not meant to be replaced. Best advice is try to use a small amount of glue. If that does not work, you may have to replace the keyboard.

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  1. K B
    K B 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Thanks 🙂

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  2. L.B ________
    L.B ________ 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    can you do a arrow keycap

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  3. JoTiTu
    JoTiTu 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    omg thank you

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  4. Aedan
    Aedan 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    I tried the steps but when i try to click the key into place it kinda stays there but it's super wobbly and uneven and it falls out constantly

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  5. jade
    jade 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Hey! So I have a problem with my 'Esc' key. It's wiggly, how do I fix it?

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  6. 1NCE
    1NCE 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    how does replacing the plastic bracket enable a key to start working again lol.

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  7. Dawn Brigmond
    Dawn Brigmond 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    My problem is one letter..won't Type? Tried cleaning.

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  8. Calvin Henry
    Calvin Henry 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    You should show before and after.Key not working, key working.

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  9. Kaye Gamble
    Kaye Gamble 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Ya know none of you guys are showing how you took the damn keys out without breaking them!!

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  10. drea vite
    drea vite 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    omg thank you for this tutorial!! i accidentally ripped off the j key off my school chromebook and couldn’t figure out how to fix and i then i saw this vid and finally figured it out! ty!

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  11. MAZ 10
    MAZ 10 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    mine doesnt have a retainer

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  12. Wintery wandă‚·
    Wintery wandă‚· 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    I broke the retainers, i broke the small one from the big one, how can I fix it, please tell me, I really don't wanna break my keyboard

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  13. o _ o
    o _ o 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    My dumb ass thought I could fix it but I've just made it worst

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  14. Thatonedumbkid
    Thatonedumbkid 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    thank you this was very helpful lol i got sugar inside my keys

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  15. pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
    pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    So my arrow keys (left and down) are really slow so i think its just dirty under the key what should i do

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  16. sophia
    sophia 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    How do I fix the key when the white clip thing is in two pieces?

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  17. Robloxian videos
    Robloxian videos 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    hwat happend with me was my key broke so we we took it off the like attching thing came apart but are still both in 1 peice its just hard to fit them back together
    edit: now i feel godly i was able to put themmm back together on my own (btw im under the age of 10) sooooo
    lesson learned: steal my dads crew driver instead of using my fingers

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  18. Nancy Le Page
    Nancy Le Page 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Shift key and P does not work? I have checked the cable and this is fine?

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  19. Peace Soup
    Peace Soup 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Is this for people that lsoe keys? My Mums I & k don't work, tried cleaning but think i need a full replacment keyboard?

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  20. kariana lewis
    kariana lewis 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    I accidentally broke the two plastic pieces on my key cap, can you make. Video on how to fix that?

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  21. tanmay pokhriyal
    tanmay pokhriyal 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    this really helped me i accidently removed the key and confused how to re apply the key cap and this helped me hoe to do it

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  22. Killogram
    Killogram 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    not even how my chromebook looks like

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  23. QuinnNeedsSleep
    QuinnNeedsSleep 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    So my o key broke, and it looks like it could just snap-in, but it isn't…any advice?

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  24. Nancy Le Page
    Nancy Le Page 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Thank you very much for your prompt answer, much appreciated.

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  25. Nancy Le Page
    Nancy Le Page 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    Hi question is it possible to buy bags of keys, cups and hinges? for replacement?

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  26. Errol Wallace
    Errol Wallace 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    HP Chromebook 14 db0500sa. I need new 5 6 – and left arrow keys. Can you send me a link to buy some?

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  27. Foster JAMYUS
    Foster JAMYUS 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    umm I broke the key clip… what do I do

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  28. bria vance
    bria vance 12 May, 2022, 14:28


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  29. nothing
    nothing 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    am really doomed am gonna get in so much trouble

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  30. Ultimateo
    Ultimateo 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    i also have a hp chromebook. Can i ask a question? My question is that every key works except the chromebook keys for example the sounds key, brightness key, fullscreen, and reloading keys. Please reply to this comment if u know what to do

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  31. alicia
    alicia 12 May, 2022, 14:28

    My chrome book has this plastic thing attached to the key… I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with it because I can’t just place it onto my keyboard as I think it needs to be attached to something… when I tried to attach it onto these two metal things the key wouldn’t stay In place properly and I don’t know what to do-

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