Introduction

Use this guide to help you remove and replace your keyboard safely.

Parts

No parts required.

Open the laptop to show the keyboard.
  • Open the laptop to show the keyboard.

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Look at the top row of the keyboard, you will see a space that has four latches holding the keyboard down.
  • Look at the top row of the keyboard, you will see a space that has four latches holding the keyboard down.

  • The latches are located above the Esc key, the F5 key, between the F10 and F11 key and the Delete key.

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  • Don't pull too hard on the keys otherwise they may fall off.

  • Push the latch away from the keyboard using the spudger point.

  • While pushing the latches use a plastic opening tool and pull up on a key near it.

  • Continue along the rest of the keyboard until it is released at all four latches.

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  • Push the keyboard away from the mouse track pad to unlock the bottom from the base.

  • Do not pull too hard because there is a ribbon connecting to keyboard to the motherboard.

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  • Flip the keyboard over to reveal the back of it and what is underneath.

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  • Pull each end of the black ribbon cable piece towards the mouse track pad to unlock the ribbon connector piece.

  • Gently pull out the ribbon cable from the connector piece.

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  • Remove the keyboard completely.

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Conclusion

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

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