can someone tell me ?

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  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    how to stick these little buttons back on a laptop?

    jeeze

    my laptop is so old, the buttons are not made anymore.

    I lost an important one, so I popped off the "lock computer" button, which I have never used, and tried to pop it onto the important button which I always use..."

    anyway, I can't get it to go in.

    I'm screwed.
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    no idea. you should be able to still press that missing button with a paperclip or something that reaches down in the litle hole that's there.

    or keep popping off other buttons til you find one that fits. :D
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I think I use every other button!!!

    well, I think maybe I have never used this button; " ~ "

    but it's such a pretty little squigly, I think I am going to start using it now that I'v seen it.

    I am really screwed
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    aha!!!!

    I have never ever used the "insert" button

    someone tell me what this one does, so I know what I will be missing.
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    if you type something, then arrow back to the middle of the text and type again... the new text will be 'inserted' into the pre-existing text by default. pressing the insert button toggles this on or off. if off, the new text will replace the old text instead of pushing it along.

    i think that's all. some games use it, but you can change that.
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx taurus~

    u~r~the man~~~


    ook, I don't need the insert button, but I definately need the ~ button.

    now I need to know how to get it to push onto the fujistsong keyboard.

    ok~~~see you later
     
  7. Perris Calderon

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    don't mind me, I just want to see what this looks like in bold;

    ~
     
  8. Mubbers

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    Obviously I'm not entirely sure what profile of stub you're left with looking out of the keyboard but for example...

    1. If you have a small stub of plastic you could drill a hole down the middle with a very small bit or even melt a hole in with a pin.

    2. Do the same to the key you want to put on.

    3. Use an appropriate length of that pin or a paper clip etc... and push that into either hole.

    4. Use also some epoxy glue / super glue and mate the pin in one of the holes and fit the key to the keyboard peg that way.

    I hope that makes sense!

    Mubbers

    P.S. Don't use too much glue :eek:

    P.P.S. If you find that it's one of those plastics that doesn't seem to glue you can make glue but you need spare bits of a similiar plastic...

    All you do is dissolve that plastic into a solvent until you have a glue like consistency. This then works pretty good as a glue.
     
  9. Teddy

    Teddy Boogie Nights...!

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    looks like a stylish right eyebrow!
     
  10. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    ~ ~
    -/ -
    ___


    ^^^^^
    groucho
     
  11. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Spammah :D :p
     
  12. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I am in a very spammish and spammifyable mood right now
     
  13. Perris Calderon

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    ~ ~
    o o
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    ^^^^^
    better groucho