Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to replace the keyboard. It is one solid piece with Three ZIF connectors.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Remove 9 screws from bottom of notebook using PH00 bit + 1 under hard drive bay.
    • Remove 9 screws from bottom of notebook using PH00 bit + 1 under hard drive bay.

    • Remove 3 screws from bottom of notebook using PH00 bit. 1 is same screw spec as the other 9, and 2 are shorter.

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  2. Using the black spudger, insert its flat end between the crevice where the color changes from grey to black.
    • Using the black spudger, insert its flat end between the crevice where the color changes from grey to black.

    • The keyboard is very tightly secured.

    • Carefully ease the spudger's end along the crevice, going around the entire frame.

    • The back connectors are short, so be careful when lifting.

    You need to remove a total of 13 screws from the bottom of the laptop BEFORE prying the keyboard section off the laptop. See pics  https://imgur.com/a/h5d1zJ1

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    • Lift the keyboard from the front where it is closest to the screen.

    • Disconnect the large and small ZIF connectors attached to the motherboard by flipping the light-colored part of the switch.

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    • Remove the third and last ZIF connector on the motherboard by flipping up the dark-colored part of the switch.

    • Now, the component should come completely free.

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Conclusion

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

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You need to remove a total of 12 screws from the bottom of the laptop BEFORE prying the keyboard section off the laptop. See pics https://imgur.com/a/cNv12A6

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