Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove and replace the keyboard if experiencing issues.

Image 1/1: If the computer is on or plugged in, it could cause electric shock.
  • Turn off the computer and unplug the charge cable.

  • If the computer is on or plugged in, it could cause electric shock.

  • Turn the computer upside down.

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  • Remove the nine Philips #00 screws holding the back panel in place (four 5.6mm, four 7.7mm, and one 9.2mm).

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently remove the back panel.

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  • Locate the motherboard under the cooling fan.

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  • Unscrew the two 5.9mm screws on the PCB board with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the PCB board from the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the four 5.9mm hard drive bracket screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Next, carefully lift the LAN bracket out of the slot. Image 2/2: Next, carefully lift the LAN bracket out of the slot.
  • Unscrew the four 5.9mm screws with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Next, carefully lift the LAN bracket out of the slot.

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Image 1/1: Remove the five 3.5mm screws holding the motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five 5.9mm screws holding the motherboard in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the five 3.5mm screws holding the motherboard with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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  • Carefully lift the motherboard up out of the slot.

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Image 1/2: The motherboard can now be replaced. Image 2/2: The motherboard can now be replaced.
  • Locate and unplug the power bus from the motherboard.

  • The motherboard can now be replaced.

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  • Remove the eight 4.7mm Philips #00 screws holding the battery in place.

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Image 1/3: Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily. Image 2/3: Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily. Image 3/3: Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily.
  • The battery is attached by a set of wires.

  • Use your finger to disconnect the set of wires. It should come off very easily.

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  • Now just lift the battery out of place.

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  • Disconnect the small blue TP(trackpad) labeled data bus.

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  • Identify the ten 2.94mm screws on the metal bracket.

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  • Unscrew the ten 2.94mm screws with the Philips #00 Head.

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  • Remove all of the metallic tape holding the metal bracket to the components surrounding it.

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  • Lift the metal bracket away from the laptop.

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Image 1/1: This black plastic panel holds the trackpad in place.
  • Unscrew the four 3.5mm screws with Phillips #00 Head.

  • This black plastic panel holds the trackpad in place.

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  • Lift the trackpad up from the laptop and slide it out of the housing.

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  • Unscrew the five 4.9mm screws holding the cooling fan in place using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Unplug the power bus for the fan.

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  • Lift up and remove the cooling fan from the slot.

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  • Next, unscrew the two 4.9mm hinge screws with a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the metal keyboard panel out of the slot. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the metal keyboard panel out of the slot.
  • Remove the ten 4.9mm screws holding the metal keyboard panel in place, using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Carefully lift the metal keyboard panel out of the slot.

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  • Pull the display hinges back in order to remove the metal keyboard panel.

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  • Carefully pry and loosen the keyboard from the slot.

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  • Carefully lift the keyboard out of the slot.

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Conclusion

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

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