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.

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

  2. 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.

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Gently pull the strip out of the square slot.

Conclusion

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

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