Introduction

This guide will attempt to show the user how to safely remove and replace the keyboard without damaging any of the surrounding components.

Lift rubber cover on the back of the laptop. Remove 5.2 mm screw with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Lift rubber cover on the back of the laptop.

  • Remove 5.2 mm screw with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Using the nylon spudger, remove the back center panel. Using the nylon spudger, remove the back center panel. Using the nylon spudger, remove the back center panel.
  • Using the nylon spudger, remove the back center panel.

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Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw that is located underneath the back panel. Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw that is located underneath the back panel.
  • Remove the 5 mm Phillips screw that is located underneath the back panel.

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Pull out the optical drive located on the side of the laptop.
  • Pull out the optical drive located on the side of the laptop.

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Remove the ten 5.2 mm screws holding the main panel in place, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the ten 5.2 mm screws holding the main panel in place, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the four 5.2 mm screws underneath the center panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Remove the two 6.8 mm screws underneath to back panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver. Remove the two 6.8 mm screws underneath to back panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 6.8 mm screws underneath to back panel, highlighted in the photo, with a Phillips screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the laptop. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the laptop.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

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Lift the keyboard  carefully, otherwise the ribbon connectors may tear or break Using a pair of tweezers undo each of the four ribbon connectors indicated in photo.
  • Lift the keyboard carefully, otherwise the ribbon connectors may tear or break

  • Using a pair of tweezers undo each of the four ribbon connectors indicated in photo.

  • The keyboard is now fully disconnected and you are now free to lift the keyboard away from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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