Introduction

The keyboard replacement is a simple replacement guide, but to remove the panel some force may be necessary.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Before removing the battery, power off your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.
  • Before removing the battery, power off your laptop and disconnect the AC adapter.

  • Flip your laptop on its back so the battery is facing up and the hinges are facing away from you.

Slide the right latch down to unlock the battery.
  • Slide the right latch down to unlock the battery.

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Slide and hold the left latch below the battery. While holding this latch in place, pry the battery up from its bottom edge.
  • Slide and hold the left latch below the battery.

  • While holding this latch in place, pry the battery up from its bottom edge.

  • Lift the old battery out of its compartment.

Pinch the edges of the plastic covering above the keyboard, and pull away from the laptop until the covering pops off. By using a bit of force some clicks will be heard when removing the cover. By using a bit of force some clicks will be heard when removing the cover.
  • Pinch the edges of the plastic covering above the keyboard, and pull away from the laptop until the covering pops off.

  • By using a bit of force some clicks will be heard when removing the cover.

Pull the keyboard off gently so not to damage the keyboard ribbon cable. Multiple clicks may be heard as you pull the keyboard off.
  • Pull the keyboard off gently so not to damage the keyboard ribbon cable.

  • Multiple clicks may be heard as you pull the keyboard off.

Pull the blue keyboard ribbon cable from the ZIF connector. When reinstalling a new keyboard, fold the ribbon in the same way the old keyboard's ribbon was folded. When reinstalling a new keyboard, fold the ribbon in the same way the old keyboard's ribbon was folded.
  • Pull the blue keyboard ribbon cable from the ZIF connector.

  • When reinstalling a new keyboard, fold the ribbon in the same way the old keyboard's ribbon was folded.

Conclusion

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

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