Introduction

This guide is simple to follow. The keyboard can easily be removed and installed within minutes.

Parts

Image 1/1: Identify the switch on the upper left corner and push it left to be in "unlocked" position.
  • Flip device over so that the battery is farthest from you.

  • Identify the switch on the upper left corner and push it left to be in "unlocked" position.

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Image 1/2: Pull the battery out. Image 2/2: Pull the battery out.
  • Identify the latch on the upper right hand corner. Drag and hold the latch to the right.

  • Pull the battery out.

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Image 1/2: Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard. Image 2/2: Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard.
  • Now flip device back over to show the keyboard.

  • Locate the three tabs at the top of the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: Move to the middle tab while still holding the right side up so the tab doesn't fall back into place. Image 2/3: Continue to hold up keyboard while disconnecting the last tab. Image 3/3: DO NOT lift keyboard yet. This will be addressed in the next step.
  • Start on the top-right and use the spudger to push off the tab from the keyboard.

  • Move to the middle tab while still holding the right side up so the tab doesn't fall back into place.

  • Continue to hold up keyboard while disconnecting the last tab.

  • DO NOT lift keyboard yet. This will be addressed in the next step.

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Image 1/3: Use the Spudger to lift the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) to release the keyboard ribbon. Image 2/3: Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out. Image 3/3: Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out.
  • Here you can see that the keyboard is still attached to the device.

  • Use the Spudger to lift the ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) to release the keyboard ribbon.

  • Once tab is lifted, the keyboard ribbon should come right out.

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Conclusion

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

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