Introduction

This guide will walk you through removing the keyboard. The keyboard may need to be removed if it is damaged, or simply for easy access to clean.

  1. Remove the 12 5mm Phillips #00 screws.
    • Remove the 12 5mm Phillips #00 screws.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry open the back panel.

    • Gently lift up the back panel, exposing the internals of the laptop.

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  2. Remove the motherboard connector cables by gently lifting the black latch that clamps them in place with a spudger or simply pull the connector from the port.
    • Remove the motherboard connector cables by gently lifting the black latch that clamps them in place with a spudger or simply pull the connector from the port.

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    • Remove the 5 5mm PH0 screws holding the motherboard in place.

    • Gently remove the motherboard from the chassis.

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    • Gently remove the motherboard.

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    • Unscrew the 4 1mm PH00 screws attaching the speakers to the frame.

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    • Gently remove the speakers. Note that the wire connecting them may be lightly glued down. If so, gently pry up.

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    • Gently lift the battery from the frame.

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    • The 30 1mm PH000 screws holding the keyboard in place will be distributed all over the back.

    • You will need to gently pry up the black tape to expose the remaining screws.

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    • Gently lift the board exposing the keyboard assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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