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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.

  3. 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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  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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