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How to replace keyboard hp 430

i want to clean my laptop fan, so i have to remove my keyboard, but its so hard to remove the keyboard please help me

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alghi, download the maintenance manual from here. Scroll down to the Service Documents tab and click on the blue link. Page 53 will tell you how to replace the keyboard. hope this helps, good luck.

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Good Morning, :)

Removing the keyboard is a fairly straight-forward process. HP laptops traditionally have a Keyboard logo imprinted above each screw/cover responsible for keeping the keyboard in place. The trick, is finding them all.

For the HP 430, you'll have to remove the Battery, which has one keyboard screw, and enables you to remove Memory Door. Once you remove the memory door, there's another keyboard screw.

Once you've finished this part, flip the laptop back to it's upright position.

Examine the silver perimeter above the keyboard; you will see black slots, the size of a flathead. The first slot is between the ESC key and the F1 key, and will reappear every 3-5 keys to the right. Using a spudger, a razor, or a flathead screwdriver, wedge the tool between the silver frame and the keyboard, at each slot, and gently pry away from your body. This moves the lip of the keyboard out from underneath the perimeter, and allows it to come out.

Repeat this at each slot, until the keyboard is free. Once the top half of the keyboard is free and capable of rising out of the palm rest, slide the keyboard an inch away from your body, which frees the bottom half of the keyboard from underneath the lower perimeter of the frame. Finally, reach under the keyboard and disconnect the Keyboard ribbon. This is a Zero-Insertion-Force connector (ZIF) and has Zero tolerance for brute force; remove gently by sliding the connecting pieces and the cable will come out peacefully. :)

And the usual stuff: Do at your own risk, not responsible, don't sue the doctor, etc etc. :)


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