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Introduction

How to detach and reattach palmrest part (the plate with keyboard, touchpad, power button etc.)

  1. Flip the laptop
    • Flip the laptop

    • Unlock and pull out the battery

  2. Locate and unscrew the screw under the rubber cover pop out the plastic cover unscrew 5 screws marked in the picture (keep the screws separated by length and color)
    • Locate and unscrew the screw under the rubber cover

    • pop out the plastic cover

    • unscrew 5 screws marked in the picture (keep the screws separated by length and color)

  3. pop out the rubbers plugs (7) around the laptop
    • pop out the rubbers plugs (7) around the laptop

    • unscrew screws under the plugs

  4. remove 5 screws from the battery panel
    • remove 5 screws from the battery panel

  5. If you have removed screw C in step 3 (pointed at in the picture) you can pull out the optical drive
    • If you have removed screw C in step 3 (pointed at in the picture) you can pull out the optical drive

    • remove all 3 screws revealed by removing the drive

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  7. flip laptop pop open the speaker part unplug speakers
    • flip laptop

    • pop open the speaker part

    • unplug speakers

    • remove 1 black screw on both sides

  8. using a plastic prying tool separate the front plate(keyboard) from the rest of the laptop
    • using a plastic prying tool separate the front plate(keyboard) from the rest of the laptop

  9. gently lift the front plate detach all four ribbons connecting the front plate to the motherboard
    • gently lift the front plate

    • detach all four ribbons connecting the front plate to the motherboard

    • keep the light colored ribbon (it can be detached from the front plate as well)

  10. connect the new front plate in the same spots as the old one if needed reconnect the light colored ribbon on both the front plate and the motherboard
    • connect the new front plate in the same spots as the old one

    • if needed reconnect the light colored ribbon on both the front plate and the motherboard

    • push the new plate back in place, make sure all sides are in

  11. put back the black screws holding the front plate put back the black screws holding the front plate
    • put back the black screws holding the front plate

  12. reconnect the speakers push in place the whole speaker panel
    • reconnect the speakers

    • push in place the whole speaker panel

  13. screw back the 3 screws in the optical drive slot slide in the drive
    • screw back the 3 screws in the optical drive slot

    • slide in the drive

    • secure with screw C (circled in second picture)

  14. put in place all screws in the back panel the screw on the very left is the longest push back in the plastic cover
    • put in place all screws in the back panel

    • the screw on the very left is the longest

    • push back in the plastic cover

    • return the silver screw covered by the rubber cover

  15. screw in the last 5 screws in the battery panel push back in the battery
    • screw in the last 5 screws in the battery panel

    • push back in the battery

    • done!

Conclusion

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

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