Introduction

This guide will show you how to properly remove the keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Make sure to shut down and unplug your device before you begin.

  • Flip your laptop over so the back panel is facing upwards and locate the lock switch below the battery.

Slide the lock switch to the right using your finger or another object. At the same time, grasp the battery with your other hand and begin to slide it upwards.
  • Slide the lock switch to the right using your finger or another object.

  • At the same time, grasp the battery with your other hand and begin to slide it upwards.

Continue to hold the switch to the right and pull the battery out until it is completely removed.
  • Continue to hold the switch to the right and pull the battery out until it is completely removed.

  • To reinsert or replace the battery, simply line up the tabs on the battery with the laptop and slide it straight back in. There is no need to move the lock switch.

Remove the 16 2.5 x 8mm Phillips #0 screws from the back panel. Remove the 16 2.5 x 8mm Phillips #0 screws from the back panel.
  • Remove the 16 2.5 x 8mm Phillips #0 screws from the back panel.

Remove the back panel by carefully disengaging it around the edges and then pull upwards. Remove the back panel by carefully disengaging it around the edges and then pull upwards. Remove the back panel by carefully disengaging it around the edges and then pull upwards.
  • Remove the back panel by carefully disengaging it around the edges and then pull upwards.

Unscrew the two remaining 2.5 x 8mm Phillips #0 screws from inside the bottom panel as designated in the image.
  • Unscrew the two remaining 2.5 x 8mm Phillips #0 screws from inside the bottom panel as designated in the image.

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Slide out the plastic insert located on the left side, and remove, before returning the laptop to the face-up position. Slide out the plastic insert located on the left side, and remove, before returning the laptop to the face-up position.
  • Slide out the plastic insert located on the left side, and remove, before returning the laptop to the face-up position.

Carefully flip your laptop back over and open it up. Carefully flip your laptop back over and open it up. Carefully flip your laptop back over and open it up.
  • Carefully flip your laptop back over and open it up.

Carefully detach the top panel of the laptop and slowly lift it up to reveal the internal components. Carefully detach the top panel of the laptop and slowly lift it up to reveal the internal components. Carefully detach the top panel of the laptop and slowly lift it up to reveal the internal components.
  • Carefully detach the top panel of the laptop and slowly lift it up to reveal the internal components.

Locate the three ribbons that need to be unplugged, so the two halves of the device may be separated. Unplug the large ribbon by gently pulling it out of the connector.
  • Locate the three ribbons that need to be unplugged, so the two halves of the device may be separated.

  • Unplug the large ribbon by gently pulling it out of the connector.

Remove the other two smaller ribbons by flipping open the small plastic tab that holds the ribbon in the connector. Then simply pull the free ribbon out. Then simply pull the free ribbon out.
  • Remove the other two smaller ribbons by flipping open the small plastic tab that holds the ribbon in the connector.

  • Then simply pull the free ribbon out.

Lift the top panel all the way up and your laptop is now split into its two distinct halves. Lift the top panel all the way up and your laptop is now split into its two distinct halves.
  • Lift the top panel all the way up and your laptop is now split into its two distinct halves.

Separate the top panel from the rest of the laptop. Remove the yellow tape and then remove the three 1.4 x 2 mm Phillips #00 screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver. Remove the yellow tape and then remove the three 1.4 x 2 mm Phillips #00 screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Separate the top panel from the rest of the laptop.

  • Remove the yellow tape and then remove the three 1.4 x 2 mm Phillips #00 screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

Remove the clear tape and then, remove the six 1.6 x 3 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the clear tape and then, remove the six 1.6 x 3 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the clear tape and then, remove the six 1.6 x 3 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the clear tape and then, remove the six 1.6 x 3 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Once the screws have all been removed, use a plastic opening tool to slide the metal panel upward on both sides to disengage the metal tabs. Flip the metal panel out once this is done. Flip the metal panel out once this is done.
  • Once the screws have all been removed, use a plastic opening tool to slide the metal panel upward on both sides to disengage the metal tabs.

  • Flip the metal panel out once this is done.

Flip panel towards you to take out keyboard. Flip panel towards you to take out keyboard. Flip panel towards you to take out keyboard.
  • Flip panel towards you to take out keyboard.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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