Introduction

It is very straight-forward install a new keyboard; only three tabs and a cable hold it in place.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the netbook upside down with the battery at the top, away from you.
  • Turn the netbook upside down with the battery at the top, away from you.

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Unlock the battery by sliding the switch located near the left hinge to the left "unlocked" position.
  • Unlock the battery by sliding the switch located near the left hinge to the left "unlocked" position.

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Slide the latch located on the opposite hinge from the lock while pushing the battery up.
  • Slide the latch located on the opposite hinge from the lock while pushing the battery up.

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Turn the netbook over and open the display so that the keyboard is facing you.
  • Turn the netbook over and open the display so that the keyboard is facing you.

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There are three tabs located on the top of the keyboard. Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard. As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself.
  • There are three tabs located on the top of the keyboard.

  • Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard.

  • As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself.

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Lift top of keyboard up. If it doesn't lift easily, there may be tabs on the sides - use the tool to ease them aside and/or shift the keyboard from side to side. There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook.
  • Lift top of keyboard up. If it doesn't lift easily, there may be tabs on the sides - use the tool to ease them aside and/or shift the keyboard from side to side.

  • There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook.

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Disconnect the ribbon by lifting the black plastic hinge and removing the clear blue cable. Disconnect the ribbon by lifting the black plastic hinge and removing the clear blue cable.
  • Disconnect the ribbon by lifting the black plastic hinge and removing the clear blue cable.

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Conclusion

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

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