Introduction

The keyboard is the device used to input data, text, and commands through to your laptop. If the keyboard is not responding or inputs incorrectly, you may have to replace your keyboard. This guide will show you how to replace the keyboard.

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  • Place laptop face down with battery facing up.

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  • 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.

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

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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the tape from the ribbon cable if needed and remove the keyboard.
  • 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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Conclusion

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

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