Introduction

In this guide we will be going through the process of replacing the keyboard. Be sure to keep track of screws by placing them in a cup or bowl while working on the laptop!

  1. Power off laptop. Flip over the laptop  so the model stickers are pointing towards the ceiling.
    • Power off laptop.

    • Flip over the laptop so the model stickers are pointing towards the ceiling.

  2. Use a Phillips  #0  screwdriver to remove the six 10.5mm screws (shown in red). Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5mm screws (shown in orange).
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the six 10.5mm screws (shown in red).

    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four 5.5mm screws (shown in orange).

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  4. Turn over the laptop with the keyboard facing upwards. Insert a plastic opening tool under the edge of the laptop.
    • Turn over the laptop with the keyboard facing upwards.

    • Insert a plastic opening tool under the edge of the laptop.

  5. After  prying open all sides of the laptop, carefully remove the keyboard from the laptop. Carefully remove the two cables connecting the keyboard to the laptop by popping up the white clips and sliding the connector out. Carefully remove the two cables connecting the keyboard to the laptop by popping up the white clips and sliding the connector out.
    • After prying open all sides of the laptop, carefully remove the keyboard from the laptop.

    • Carefully remove the two cables connecting the keyboard to the laptop by popping up the white clips and sliding the connector out.

Conclusion

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

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