Introduction

After the battery has been removed, this guide will show the user how to remove the keyboard. A spudger and a screwdriver will be needed for this guide.

Hold the laptop using both hands with the battery facing upwards.
  • Hold the laptop using both hands with the battery facing upwards.

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Push the two tabs located below the battery in towards each other using your thumbs.
  • Push the two tabs located below the battery in towards each other using your thumbs.

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Push the battery upwards and out of the laptop as shown.
  • Push the battery upwards and out of the laptop as shown.

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Continue to push the battery upwards until it is completely separated from the laptop as shown.
  • Continue to push the battery upwards until it is completely separated from the laptop as shown.

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Once the battery is removed, unscrew the highlighted 3mm screws (4) using a #0 Phillps head screwdriver.
  • Once the battery is removed, unscrew the highlighted 3mm screws (4) using a #0 Phillps head screwdriver.

  • Be very careful not to lose the screws, these four screws are very small.

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After all four screws are removed, flip the laptop over with the keyboard facing up. Use a spudger to  pry up where the keyboard is attached to the laptop on all sides until it is detached from the laptop.
  • After all four screws are removed, flip the laptop over with the keyboard facing up.

  • Use a spudger to pry up where the keyboard is attached to the laptop on all sides until it is detached from the laptop.

  • It is normal to hear cracking noises when prying off the keyboard.

  • After keyboard is detached from laptop, there is a ribbon cable still attached to the motherboard. See next step before completely removing keyboard.

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After the keyboard is detached, the ribbon cable which connects the keyboard to the laptop's motherboard is exposed.
  • After the keyboard is detached, the ribbon cable which connects the keyboard to the laptop's motherboard is exposed.

  • Be careful not to tear or rip the ribbon cable.

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Using the spudger push the white clips upwards that are holding the cable.
  • Using the spudger push the white clips upwards that are holding the cable.

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Gently pull the strip out of the square slot. Gently pull the strip out of the square slot.
  • Gently pull the strip out of the square slot.

How do you remove the black metal cover on top of the motherboard? See your second photo.

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Conclusion

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

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