Introduction

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

Image 1/1: Flip the laptop upside down with the battery facing towards your body and locate the battery lock circled in red.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Gently slide it to the left until you hear the battery release.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: All of these screws are identical, 8 mm, Phillips #0 screws.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Once all edges are loose, do not remove the keyboard until after next step! Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/2: Lift up on the keyboard and the whole top should come right off, including the touchpad. Image 2/2: 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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