A broken key can make it difficult to type anything on your computer, especially if the key is an often-used one. Broken keys can include those that have fallen off, those that are cracked or chipped, or those that just no longer spring back up. Replacing a key on a HP Pavilion DV6-1000 keyboard can be somewhat complicated, since the key hardware can vary, even on the exact same model of computer.
Place your flathead screwdriver all the way underneath the broken key. Lift up on the screwdriver to pry off both the key and the plastic mechanism underneath the key.
Pull up the rubber cup located in the middle of the key space. If the cup is not coming up, pry it out using the screwdriver. Only pry this out if the key is not springing back up after you press it down, otherwise the cup is fine.
Place your flathead screwdriver underneath the outside edge of a similar key right next to the broken one. Turn the screwdriver until the key cap pops off. Leave the plastic mechanism and the rubber cup in place on the HP Pavilion DV6-1000 keyboard.
Pry apart your replacement key cap and the plastic mechanism underneath it.
Place a small dab of superglue on the wide end of the replacement rubber cup. Place the cup into the middle of the empty space on the HP Pavilion DV6-1000 Keyboard, exactly where the old one was.
Feel along the edges of the replacement plastic mechanism until you feel two bumps on one side. This side will be facing down when you install the mechanism, so align it that way now.
Hold the plastic mechanism over the empty space, turning it until it is oriented in the exact same way as the adjacent plastic mechanism, on the key you removed the cap from.
Insert the small tabs on the sides of the plastic mechanism under the hooks on the keyboard. These tabs will be located in different positions depending on exactly when and where your Pavilion laptop was manufactured, but as long as the mechanism is orientated correctly, there will only be one way for the tabs to fit. Press down on the other side of the mechanism, once the tabs are in place, to lock the entire piece into place.
Center the replacement key cap over the mechanism that you just installed. Push down until you hear it snap into place. Repeat this for the key cap you removed earlier.