Introduction

If your keyboard has issues and/or doesn't function properly, use this guide to replace it with a new one.

  1. Turn over the laptop to view the underside.
    • Turn over the laptop to view the underside.

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  2. Use tweezers (or a similar tool) to slide the orange push pin. To release the battery, push it to the left.
    • Use tweezers (or a similar tool) to slide the orange push pin. To release the battery, push it to the left.

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    • You can lift the battery up and out now.

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    • Remove the two 6.0 mm screws that secure the keyboard using a Phillips head screwdriver.

    • They can be easily identified by looking for the screws with the keyboard icon next to them.

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    • Turn the laptop over and open it.

    • Use flat edged tools to gently separate the keyboard from the laptop. It should snap off with a small amount of force.

    • Be sure to push the small tabs along the top of the keyboard, while lifting to successfully free the keyboard.

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    • Gently lift away the keyboard, making sure not to damage the data cable or the connector.

    • The connection is located beneath the bottom center of the keyboard.

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    • Remove piece of tape that covers the connection between the data cable and the connector.

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    • Detach the data cable by flipping up the small black latch on the connector.

    • Once the latch is lifted, the keyboard should be completely free.

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Conclusion

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

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