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If you drop your keyboard at the upper right corner, your power button might get stuck and the keyboard will not work any longer.

This is a short guide which will show you an easy way to get it working again!

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  1. Cut away the dented aluminum with your cutting knife. It's a little bit tricky and you have to use some force to cut it, but it will work.
    • Cut away the dented aluminum with your cutting knife. It's a little bit tricky and you have to use some force to cut it, but it will work.

    • Please be carefull with the knife! You can cut into your thumb very easily!

  2. Carefully pull out the power button if needed and correct the dent
    • Carefully pull out the power button if needed and correct the dent

    • Push the power button back in once the dent is smoothed out from inside.

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Once the aluminum that was holding the button in is cut away, your device is repaired. No reassembly is necessary.

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Peter Alt

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This worked for me. Be Careful. I made it worse initially because the inside edge became rough with my hacking away. I ended up smoothing the edge with a stainless steel cuticle pusher. Also: Constantly blow the scrapings away so they don't get caught between the button and the edge.

joan roco - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Thanks for this idea. It worked great for me and saved the keyboard. My first idea was to try to fully disassemble the keyboard so I could bend the piece back out with pliers after removing the button. I probably would've destroyed the keyboard without fixing it without this simple idea.

Wesley Womack - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

Bullshit nothing can go between the button and the Keyboard, i just break my keyboard... thx

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It worked for me. Took an hour or so to carefully cut the alumunium around the button. It took quite long because I have a crappy cutter that will easily snapped its sharp point.

Eventually the click was starting to work. Didn't manage to cut deeper so the whole assembly is still stuck.

Indramin Darmadi - crwdns2853112:0crwdne2853112:0

It worked! The dent is pressing the power button making it unmovable. Its was on that state until I changed batteries. Now scratched and dented but working. Apple design flaw.

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