Introduction

If your keyboard is not working anymore you can easily replace the whole keyboard by following these few steps. Be sure to be careful when removing the keyboard that you do not pull it too far up before unlocking the ribbon connecting it to the motherboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the netbook over.
  • Flip the netbook over.

  • Be sure to unplug the netbook and power off the device while working.

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Push open both tabs on either side of the battery.
  • Push open both tabs on either side of the battery.

  • The tab on the left will click open and stay in place until you close it.

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Pull the tab on the right open, while you remove battery with your other hand.
  • Pull the tab on the right open, while you remove battery with your other hand.

  • Pull the battery straight out ensuring that you don't damage any connectors.

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Open the netbook to find the four small grooves along the top of the keyboard. Pry the keyboard up using the plastic opening tool.
  • Open the netbook to find the four small grooves along the top of the keyboard.

  • Pry the keyboard up using the plastic opening tool.

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Tilt the keyboard away from you to access  the connector. Gently push the lock toward the screen to unlock it and slide the ribbon out. Remove the keyboard.
  • Tilt the keyboard away from you to access the connector. Gently push the lock toward the screen to unlock it and slide the ribbon out.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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