Introduction

The keys on your laptop are what you use ton input text, data, and commands through to your computer. This guide will teach you how to replace the keys on your laptop's keys. If your keys are stuck or some go missing, this guide will be a helpful tool for you.

Place laptop face down with battery facing up.
  • Place laptop face down with battery facing up.

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Slide unlock button to the right.
  • Slide unlock button to the right.

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Slide the button marked with an arrow to the left. The battery should now unclick. Slide the battery away from the laptop to remove it. Slide the button marked with an arrow to the left. The battery should now unclick. Slide the battery away from the laptop to remove it. Slide the button marked with an arrow to the left. The battery should now unclick. Slide the battery away from the laptop to remove it.
  • Slide the button marked with an arrow to the left. The battery should now unclick. Slide the battery away from the laptop to remove it.

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Insert a plastic opening tool or a flat-head screwdriver between the laptop body and the keyboard.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool or a flat-head screwdriver between the laptop body and the keyboard.

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Gently pry the keyboard up. This will allow you to unclip the keyboard.
  • Gently pry the keyboard up. This will allow you to unclip the keyboard.

    • Use an old plastic card or a similar flat object to prevent the keyboard from clipping back in while carefully working along the keyboard perimeter.

  • Unclipping sounds are normal.

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  • Keep unclipping the keyboard along the perimeter. Once the keyboard is unclipped, be careful and do not take it out right away, as there is still a ribbon that connects the keyboard with the rest of the computer located on the bottom.

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Slowly lift the keyboard and use flash light if needed to locate the ribbon cable on the bottom.  Lift the ZIF connector tab before pulling the ribbon cable out.
  • Slowly lift the keyboard and use flash light if needed to locate the ribbon cable on the bottom. Lift the ZIF connector tab before pulling the ribbon cable out.

  • Remove the tape from the ribbon cable if needed and remove the keyboard.

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Gently insert the plastic opening tool between the key cap and the hinge. Slowly push the screwdriver up. The key should pop up easily. Gently insert the plastic opening tool between the key cap and the hinge. Slowly push the screwdriver up. The key should pop up easily.
  • Gently insert the plastic opening tool between the key cap and the hinge. Slowly push the screwdriver up. The key should pop up easily.

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  • Clean the surface underneath the key with a soft brush or condensed air.

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  • Insert the new key in place of the old key. Ensure the clipping sound occurs.

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Conclusion

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

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