Introduction

The Power Buttons serves as the primary interface to boot up your computer. This guide will give you a step-by-step procedure on how to replace your Power Button in the case that it goes bad.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Use the Philips #1 Screwdriver to remove the 9 screws that hold the keyboard cover in place.
    • Use the Philips #1 Screwdriver to remove the 9 screws that hold the keyboard cover in place.

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  2. Insert the flat edge of the spudger into the crease of the keyboard cover.
    • Insert the flat edge of the spudger into the crease of the keyboard cover.

    • While the spudger is in the crease, carefully pry open the casing by sliding the spudger along the edge.

    • Do not use excessive force to pry open the lid. You should hear each plastic clip snap open as you run the spudger along the edge.

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    • Make sure that the entire cover has been released from the plastic pins.

    • Slowly lift the cover open from the front of the laptop, but do not completely remove.

    • Note the locations of the 3 white and blue data cables connecting to the keyboard to the computer's main board.

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    • Remove each data cable from the motherboard by using your finger or the black spudger to lift the black latch.

    • The cable will slide out of its place.

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    • With the data cables removed and the keyboard module fully disconnected, the keyboard module should come free from the laptop.

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    • Lay the keyboard with the key-side down. The circuit for the Power Button is just beneath the location of the button.

    • Unscrew the 2 screws holding the circuit in place, using the Philips #1 Screwdriver.

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    • Lift upward and remove the circuit board for the Power Button from the Keyboard Module.

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Conclusion

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

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