Introduction

Use this guide if any of the keys are broken, chipped, or stuck.

Parts

  1. Remove all the selector knob covers by pulling them off.
    • Remove all the selector knob covers by pulling them off.

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  2. Using needle nose pliers, remove the washers from the four corner selector knobs.
    • Using needle nose pliers, remove the washers from the four corner selector knobs.

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    • Flip the device over. Using a Philips #2 screw driver, remove the fourteen 10.3 mm black screws holding the back panel in place.

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    • Carefully flip the device to the front making sure you secure the face plate and the chassis together.

    • Please use care in following the step above to avoid ripping the ribbon cables connecting the two sides.

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    • Rotate the device 180 degrees and carefully remove the face plate by slightly lifting the screen side towards you and then sliding the bottom out from under the keys.

    • Use care when doing the step above so that the ribbon connectors which connect the top of the chassis to the top of the face plate are not damaged.

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    • Using needle nose pliers, grip the top of the spring coil, that is holding down the key, and gently lift the spring away from the key.

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    • Lift the key from the front of the keyboard towards the back in order to remove it completely.

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Conclusion

To reassemble the keyboard and close up the case, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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