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This is a guide as to how to fix that pesky Caps Lock.
 
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Step 1: Things you will need

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1. Small flathead screwdriver
2. Keyboard
3. Half of a brain (a full brain works just as well, sometimes better)
4. Your hand

If you don't have a hand or a keyboard, there is no real need for this instructable. You would not be able to type without either one of those.

Step 2: Starting the fixing process

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Take the small flathead screwdriver, and place it in the crack between the edge of the keyboard and the Caps Lock key.

Step 3: Use the tool to help with fixing

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Press down on the screwdriver, as to make the key begin to lift away from the keyboard.

Step 4: POP!

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Press down a little harder and the key should pop off in a fit of joy. The key is very happy that you are fixing it.

Hold the key in your hand and admire your work.

Step 5: Check to see if Caps Lock is still on

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There are 3 ways to check your Caps Lock
1. Look at the light on the keyboard
2. Check your computer for signs of Caps Lock
3. Go into Notepad and start typing. If all the letters are capitol, then Caps Lock is still on

Step 6: Turn off Caps Lock

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Insert the screwdriver into the hole left behind by the Caps Lock key. This should turn off the Caps Lock if it was on.

Step 7: Type with freedom

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Go ahead, write a comment that does not contain all capitol letters!
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bmiles3 years ago
iSEEM TO BE STUCK, THERE IS NO HOLE UNDER MY KEY. sHOULD i TAKE A DRILL AND JUST MAKE A HOLE?

i'LL JUST MAKE A HOLE.

Crakur4 years ago
ha, got a kick out of this
zim_2564 years ago
C'mon, you have a LED on your keyboard, you can see that you're typing all in CAPS, you can replace the CAPS LED with a big red one, and also, you can actually install a software that tells you that the key is ON, and you need to remove the key? What abou those annoying programs that turn CAPS ON every time they run (some Fox programs)? How you will turn CAPS off then?
This is keyist and very pointless. And shows that you type looking at anything but your screen or keyboard.
Davvik4 years ago
I enjoyed this instructable very much! Hah, I like where you're going with this one. Good Job
Only people who don't look at the screen as they type need to remove their Caps Lock key. (Unless you just over-use it like a nub ;P)
ITS SPELLED NOOB
Press the key that's usually just left of the "A" key. OR: Follow this instructable to prevent such an incident occurring in the future. It can be spelt noob, n00b, nub, newbie,.... no one cares.
bmlbytes (author)  EaglesNestOne5 years ago
or newb, noobie
WHY ARE YOU RACIST AGAINST THE CAPS LOCK KEY? IT'S USEFUL IN BUGGING ONLINE PEOPLE THAT HATE CAPS LOCK.
CAPS LOCK IS THE VOICE OF A N00B!1!!1!!11!11!!!!1!!!! 0_o wait.... was that in caps?!
w00ty32 ll.136 years ago
I B TEH UB3R N00B!!!!!1!11!11!!ONE!!11EXCLAMATION POINT11!11!! LULZ IM 31337 HAX0R ROFFLCOPTER!!!!1!1!!ONE1! that, my friend, is the voice of a noob
You guys.... How do I put pictures on my instructable?!?! That is the true noob.
yah, i guess you're right... but i was talking about the universal internet leet voice...
Derin w00ty325 years ago
YO DUDE IM PRO U NOOB LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LUL111111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EXCLAMATION POINT THE WORLD IS TO NOOB IM TO 1773 TO MESS WITH U I AM TEH UBER H4XOR LOLZ YOU NOOB I PRO Noob voice:see above
dombeef w00ty325 years ago
No this is it = I HATE YOUR NAME AN YOU ARE SMELY AN GET OF MY IMSTRUKTABL NOOB NOOB. lol
fwjs28 w00ty325 years ago
not enuf lolz...and no l337....nice try
bmlbytes (author)  Erik Lindemann6 years ago
Caps Lockers are a race? Amazing what you learn every day.
Not the lockers, so much as the key itself. It is a black key you know, at least on your keyboard.

It could be argued that you are a racist by segregating that key from his black brethren in order to limit his power. Think about it.
keys are not a race so no it isn't racist...maybe discriminating but that is a stretch
fwjs28 Trinity5 years ago
then its keyist!
my keys are white.......also my keyboard is really flat and the a and th caps are closer than most so i always hit it by accicdent.......also all the letter keys are shorter than normal and the other keys are longer so it's like really weird!!!erghhhh.......
bmlbytes (author)  Erik Lindemann6 years ago
Only on my keyboard. But many people have white keyboards and this would work just as well.
I AGREE, AND IF I FIXED IT MY NAME WOULDN'T MAKE SENCE (NOT THAT I DIDN'T TRY)
Sunbanks6 years ago
Well...You can also type with your feet ;P Anyway this is a good idea, I always hit the Caps lock key unknowingly and it annoys me when I type something reaaallly long, all in caps.
bmlbytes (author)  Sunbanks6 years ago
Ever tried typing with your feet? It goes something like this: vfhjvcjdkjdkdjccjkdcjkdjdddddddnd n cdjhndc ncdnhjdn jcjdcjn vjnhcndjdskjds
I can type pretty well with my feet :)
Derin Sunbanks5 years ago
does hard riing a b elllllllll
Derin bmlbytes5 years ago
I tried. I wrote the sentence above with my foot.
dombeef Derin5 years ago
Here is my shot at this= I LIKe PiE TEst TEST Test ohuhUHIUHIUhIUYgiuyiuyGITULhiugIYFGIUgUYIGuyfbhUGI
hbiuju uhjkiosx koizsa snjhoiokt oki cajhnfgt gfhrythgyn aswkijgtnhb myh drgfsdreedseeeferst Its just not fair my toes are too big for the keys
I'M GOING TO BE COMPLETELY ORIGINAL AND TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO COMMENT THIS INSTRUCTABLE BECAUSE I'M SURE NOBODY ELSE HAS HAD THE SAME IDEA.
I DID
fwjs285 years ago
step 8 mash caps lock key with a hammer, pour acid over key, set on fire, then finally, try to put it back into the keyboard, if it goes back in, you failed if it is unrecognizable and doesn't fit, congrats....
lmao
2high5 years ago
Is the CAPS KEY SUCH A BIG PROBLEM?
cas67676 years ago
I THINK I DID THIS WRONG
rimar20006 years ago
I think that would be more practical to put an additional (and strongest) spring to the CAPS LOCK key , so that one cannot step it inadvertently, but it continue being functional, because it is undeniably necessary.
maruawe6 years ago
Hate to say it guys but the caps key is a pain in the tush......On my old keyboard I wedged a toothpick under the outer edge tokeep it in the off position.. I now use a roll out keyboard and have a plastic cup off a blister pack to keep it turned off when I don't want it on. I can still use it but have to knowingly press it in the center to turn it on
You should add in what the problem is for why you are fixing the caps lock button.
bmlbytes (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Take a look at Erik Lindemanns comment and you will see
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