My rats’ cage sits on a shelf above my desk. A few days ago I had filled their water bottle and was trying to reattach it to the side of the cage when I dropped it and it landed on my computer keyboard and knocked the 5 key out of place. The key still works, obviously, but just about every time I touch it — and, often, if I touch adjacent keys — the cover slides off and it’s very annoying. At least it’s not a terribly essential key — not like, say, E.
I called my boyfriend and my father for advice about possibly trying to glue the thing back on. They predicted massive disaster and warranty voiding if I should attempt such a thing, so I gave up on that idea. Experiments with double-sided tape have come to nothing.
The computer remains under warranty for another month or so. I expect if I bring it in, they will take it away for a week or two like they did when they had to replace my dead screen. I’m trying to decide if this problem is worth the trouble of not having a computer for that length of time. This is more than a little inconvenient, because I’ve started taking a university history class and it would be nice to have my own computer to write papers on and stuff.