Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Start with the spudger pointing towards the display and pry up to push each tab off the keyboard. Image 2/3: As you move to the next tab, ensure the previous tab doesn't reset itself. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: There is a short ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the netbook. Image 2/2: 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.

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Conclusion

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

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