Introduction

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

Parts

Flip device over so that the battery is farthest from you.
  • 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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Identify the latch on the upper right hand corner. Drag and hold the latch to the right. 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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Now flip device back over to show the keyboard. 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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