Introduction

This repair guide provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the keyboard of the ASUS Chromebook C300M-BBCLN12 keyboard. The repair may be required if the keyboard is no longer functional.

  1. Remove the eight 9.0mm PH00 Phillips screws along the perimeter of the bottom housing.
    • Remove the eight 9.0mm PH00 Phillips screws along the perimeter of the bottom housing.

    • Remove the three 6.0mm PH00 Phillips screws from the center of the bottom housing.

  2. Separate the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing using the plastic opening tool.
    • Separate the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing using the plastic opening tool.

    • It is recommended that you start from a corner and run the tip of the plastic opening tool along the edge of the housing.

    • Lift the palm rest assembly slowly to prevent damaging the two cables connecting it to the motherboard.

    • Flip back the hinges on the connectors that secure the wide black cable and the narrow white cable using the tweezers.

    • Disconnect the wide black cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab straight out of the connector.

    • Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the motherboard by pulling the blue cable tab straight out of the connector.

    • Flip back the hinge on the connector that secures the white ribbon cable to the underside of the palm rest assembly using the tweezers.

    • Disconnect the white ribbon cable from the palm rest assembly by pulling the cable straight out of the connector.

    • Remove the palm rest assembly from the bottom housing and lay it on a flat surface with the keyboard facing downward.

    • Remove the four 5.0mm PH00 Phillips screws securing the keyboard to the palm rest assembly.

    • Separate the keyboard from the palm rest assembly.

Conclusion

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

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