Introduction

This guide will show how to open the laptop and remove the keyboard panel from the device. Note that this guide does not provide assistance to defective individual keys. The keyboard panel includes every key, the trackpad and the associated wires.

Power the laptop off and make sure the charger is unplugged before starting. Unscrew the eight PH0 8.0mm screws on the laptop.
  • Power the laptop off and make sure the charger is unplugged before starting.

  • Unscrew the eight PH0 8.0mm screws on the laptop.

  • Unscrew the three PH0 6.0mm screws.

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Using the plastic opening tool, lift the back panel from the rest of the laptop.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift the back panel from the rest of the laptop.

  • Unhinge all four sides and corners

  • Slowly separate the keyboard panel from the back panel.

  • You won't be able to completely remove the two panels. They are connected by a ribbon cable. Carefully disconnect the cable from the green motherboard.

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The wide ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the motherboard.
  • The wide ribbon cable connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the wide ribbon cable by sliding it out of the motherboard input. Pull the cable toward the battery to dislodge.

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The narrow ribbon cable connect the track pad to the motherboard.
  • The narrow ribbon cable connect the track pad to the motherboard.

  • Just like the previous step, disconnect the narrow ribbon cable by sliding it out of the motherboard input. Pull the cable toward the battery to dislodge.

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Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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