Introduction

Use this guide to replace the Keyboard of your ASUS EEE PC701SD-WHI004X. Be sure to disconnect the laptop from all sources of power before beginning this process. You should follow this guide if a single key is unresponsive, cannot be pressed, or if the entire keyboard is unresponsive.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Slide the right tab towards the right. The orange dot should be visible. This tab will be locked open. Image 2/2: Slide the right tab towards the right. The orange dot should be visible. This tab will be locked open.
  • Flip the laptop over, you should see two battery tabs.

  • Slide the right tab towards the right. The orange dot should be visible. This tab will be locked open.

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  • While holding the left tab towards the left. Gently slide the battery out of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Once the three tabs have been pushed in,  gently pry the top of the keyboard until it begins to hinge out of its slot. Image 2/3: The keyboard is still attached by a cable. Be careful when removing not to damage the cable. Do not yank the keyboard out. Image 3/3: The keyboard is still attached by a cable. Be careful when removing not to damage the cable. Do not yank the keyboard out.
  • Push the 3 tabs at the top of the keyboard in and down one at a time using a nylon spudger.

  • Once the three tabs have been pushed in, gently pry the top of the keyboard until it begins to hinge out of its slot.

  • The keyboard is still attached by a cable. Be careful when removing not to damage the cable. Do not yank the keyboard out.

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Image 1/3: Once the tabs are unseated, you can gently remove the ribbon cable by pulling it out of its slot. The keyboard can now be removed. Image 2/3: To be on the safe side, it’s better to use a nylon spudger, rather than the metal spudger shown in the picture. Image 3/3: To be on the safe side, it’s better to use a nylon spudger, rather than the metal spudger shown in the picture.
  • Push the two sides of the ribbon cable connector away from yourself. This will unseat the ribbon cable.

  • Once the tabs are unseated, you can gently remove the ribbon cable by pulling it out of its slot. The keyboard can now be removed.

  • To be on the safe side, it’s better to use a nylon spudger, rather than the metal spudger shown in the picture.

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Conclusion

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

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