Introduction: Easy Spacebar Repair

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I will show you how to easily and quickly repair a broken space bar.

Most space bars have a piece of wire in them, to push down the bar evenly, however on older/cheaper keyboards, this bar will tend to come off.

Step 1: Find a Paperclip

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Find a paperclip, bend it straight, and cut off 2 small sections.

Bend these little sections into a v shape with a very small gap.

Step 2: Install

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Place the pieces onto the center supports.

You can now reinstall your space bar with confidence!

Step 3: Done

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You may be asking yourself, why this is necessary. The center plastic pieces are suppose to hold the bar in place, however these will either break, or not be large enough to do the job.

Feel free to abuse the space bar with extra force, now that it's extra strong!


UltimateSaGE (author)2013-01-15


So i just popped mine in just try that

RaduD7 (author)2016-08-16

Thanks. I see now! :)

Cuties_Betty10 made it! (author)2016-08-09

Heres my suggestion! Which is easier! Take the space bar out

Match the wire to the piece of wire to the other end of the space bar

then push it back down i hope it helped..thats wat i did

Try it! i mean it dosnt hurt to try dose it?

FrankA55 (author)2016-05-28


CrimsonM (author)2016-04-23

Thanks for this guide! It took a while for me to bend the paper clip properly and press it into place, but now the space bar for my external keyboard is working properly.

PeterK11 (author)2015-03-29


JackH8 (author)2015-02-01


thirtyfivefox (author)2009-12-30


lemonie (author)2009-12-23

I can't see what was broke, or how it was fixed. I realise this is small stuff to photograph, but how did the break manifest it's self?


sbrown (author)lemonie2009-12-23

The three pieces are shaped to hold it. The center one holds it into the other two hook shaped pieces. The center piece is too small to hold the wire into the hooks, so the bent paperclip does. Ill add another picture.

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