The keys on a Dell laptop are attached by clips on the underside of the key that snap into place with a retainer clip on the keyboard itself. These clips are plastic, and likely to break if you try to pop the entire key off in a single pull. If you want to pop a key off without breaking anything, you need to gently detach the clips one at a time.

Step 1

Shut down your laptop and unplug its charger.

Step 2

Put the tip of your finger underneath one corner of the key you want to remove and gently lift upwards until you hear the corner click free of the retainer clip.

Step 3

Repeat step 2 for the remaining corners of the key until it is free of its base.