Where can I find a replacement for a keyboard key?

Computer keyboardIf you've lost the key or keycap to a keyboard or want it replaced because it's worn out or no longer working you'll need to get in contact with the keyboard manufacturer or if this is a laptop the laptop manufacturer for a replacement.

Unfortunately, in almost all situations it's necessary to replace the keyboard since most manufacturers do not have single keys available for purchase. However, in the case of a laptop many companies do offer keyboard key kits, which contain many of the parts necessary to fix their keyboards.

Alternative solutions

Swap keyboard keys

If the manufacturer does not have replacement keys or any kits available and there is a keyboard key that you don't frequently use such as the Windows key or Menu key consider swapping it. You can remove any key that is the same size. For example if your H key was sticking or lost you could place the Windows menu key in its place.

Contact local repair shops or ebay

Local computer repair shops often replace and fix keyboards on laptops. It's possible that they may have spare broken keyboards that they'd be willing to let you have or use for spare keys.

Additionally, many keyboards and other spare parts are sold on e-bay and other auction sites, check these pages for replacements.

Notice: If this is a laptop key, keycap, or key component make sure you're getting a key or keyboard that is compatible with your model of laptop. There are dozens of different laptop keyboards and they are not all compatible with each other.

Sticker worn keys

If you need to replace a key because it's worn out consider purchasing a keyboard sticker set instead of replacing the key. These are available in most computer retail stores and online stores.

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