Introduction

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

Parts

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

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.

Flip the device over. Using a Philips #2 screw driver, remove the fourteen 10.3 mm black screws holding the back panel in place.
  • 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. Please use care in following the step above to avoid ripping the ribbon cables connecting the two sides.
  • 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.

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. 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.
  • 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.

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. 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.
  • 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.

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

Conclusion

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

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