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In the event that you have broken keys or keys that don't work on your laptop, you can use this guide to replace the keys in your keyboard for your device.

Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Then, push the right switch outward to unlock it. Then, push the right switch outward to unlock it.
  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery.

  • Then, push the right switch outward to unlock it.

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Push the left switch outward and push the battery upward at the same time. Push the left switch outward and push the battery upward at the same time.
  • Push the left switch outward and push the battery upward at the same time.

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Use a Li-ion battery as a replacement for your battery.
  • Use a Li-ion battery as a replacement for your battery.

For the keyboard and mousepad replacement, you don’t need to replace the battery.

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Shut down the computer and disconnect all external devices connected to it.
  • Shut down the computer and disconnect all external devices connected to it.

  • Turn the computers that it is upside down. Position the computer with the front towards you.

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After detaching the battery, remove the two 5mm screws holding down the casing using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • After detaching the battery, remove the two 5mm screws holding down the casing using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Loosen the two 12mm screws on the bottom panel of your device using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Loosen the two 12mm screws on the bottom panel of your device using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Loosen the two 12mm screws on the bottom panel of your device using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Use the grips to slide the panel off. Remove the panel by lifting it off the device. Remove the panel by lifting it off the device.
  • Use the grips to slide the panel off.

  • Remove the panel by lifting it off the device.

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Remove the three 5mm screws holding down the hard drive and the five 5mm screws holding down the casing using a Phillips #00 bit. Remove the three 5mm screws holding down the hard drive and the five 5mm screws holding down the casing using a Phillips #00 bit.
  • Remove the three 5mm screws holding down the hard drive and the five 5mm screws holding down the casing using a Phillips #00 bit.

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Turn the laptop the right way up and face it towards you. Insert the flat edge of the flat plastic opening tool into the crease of the keyboard cover.
  • Turn the laptop the right way up and face it towards you.

  • Insert the flat edge of the flat plastic opening tool into the crease of the keyboard cover.

  • While the opening tool is in the crease, carefully pry open the casing by sliding the plastic opening tool along the edge.

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Make sure that the entire cover has been released front the plastic pins. Slowly lift the cover open from the front of the laptop but do not completely remove.
  • Make sure that the entire cover has been released front the plastic pins.

  • Slowly lift the cover open from the front of the laptop but do not completely remove.

  • Note the three locations of the three white and blue data cables connecting the keyboard to the computer's main board.

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Remove each data cable from the motherboard by using your finger or the plastic opening tool to lift the white latch. The cable will slide out of its place. The cable will slide out of its place.
  • Remove each data cable from the motherboard by using your finger or the plastic opening tool to lift the white latch.

  • The cable will slide out of its place.

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With the data cables removed and the keyboard module fully disconnected, the keyboard module should come free from the laptop. With the data cables removed and the keyboard module fully disconnected, the keyboard module should come free from the laptop.
  • With the data cables removed and the keyboard module fully disconnected, the keyboard module should come free from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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