I have 2 malfunctioning keys in my laptop's keyboard. First I tried to buy replacement keys online, but they are only available in foreign countries and charges are too high. Then I tried to buy a full replacement keyboard, but again payment problems in foreign. Finally I bought a keyboard from India only, but the quality was very bad. I had planned I will remove keys from the new one and replace on my laptop, but they were different kind of keys. So I returned it as it was expensive and not very good quality.
Then I talked to my laptop's customer care. They told me installation charges which I can't afford as they were much more than the price of the laptop.
Finally, I was very depressed as just because of 2 malfunctioning keys, I'm facing so much trouble.
Here are photos of problems with the keys:
Key 1 (~): The one part of hinge became very loose because maybe of friction. So it keeps coming out. See photos:
Key 2 (R): The problem is with key itself. A slight part of the key is broken (I have the broken tiny part still with me incase possible to glue it again). See photos:
R isn't causing much problem because only one part is broken, but soon it will affect other parts too.
Here is a page that has more details about similar key types (D206) in case you want to see better images.
So is there any way to buy some less expensive tools and fix these keys at home? Maybe glue them to hinge? Or fix those tiny broken/loose parts?