Introduction

If your keyboard is broken, this guide will show you how to remove and replace it.

Make sure the laptop is shut down.
  • Make sure the laptop is shut down.

  • Flip the laptop upside down with the battery facing towards your body and locate the battery lock circled in red.

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Use a small screwdriver or pen and place it into the battery lock as shown.
  • Use a small screwdriver or pen and place it into the battery lock as shown.

  • Gently slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.

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Pull the battery towards your body as shown in the picture.
  • Pull the battery towards your body as shown in the picture.

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Remove all eighteen 8 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver and set aside.
  • Remove all eighteen 8 mm Phillips #0 screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver and set aside.

  • All of these screws are identical, 8 mm, Phillips #0 screws.

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Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the keyboard. Once all edges are loose, do not remove the keyboard until after next step!
  • Move around the edge with metal spudger and carefully pry apart the keyboard.

  • Once all edges are loose, do not remove the keyboard until after next step!

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Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge. Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.
  • Carefully detach the three ZIF ribbons connected to the motherboard by flipping up the white hinge.

  • Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad.

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Conclusion

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

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keyboard cable is a b$%*h

shrs - Reply

can you explain how to remove the keyboard and attach the new one to the whole top

christhesoccerkid - Reply

keyboard cable is indeed a b$%*h, but you will get there with the patience of a zen master

here's a video that shows the extra steps of remo9ving and replacing keyboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpawPQrq...

tom - Reply

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