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What's going on with my Apple IIe's ESC key?


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Nothing seems to be broken with the key itself, it just really looks like there's a sideways spring in there that I don't know how to fix.



Is there a diagram anywhere of how this is supposed to be inserted? I'm new again to the Apple II world, I haven't owned one since 1986.

The good news is that the self-check thing on startup says "System OK". I was also able to load a game from a floppy!


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Once you get the spring extracted, you might be able to straighten it out with needle-nosed plyers.  If that doesn't work you can just purchase a new switch, and you already have the keycap which it good.  I replaced a keycap/switch on my Apple IIe from these guys here (https://www.ebluejay.com/store/Apple2OnlineStore).  

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