Introduction

In this guide you will learn how to remove the keyboard and expose the inner components of your Asus Vivobook X540SA-BPD0602V. If you need to make any repairs to your laptop, the first step is to safely take it apart.

Power down the computer and disconnect the power cord from it.
  • Power down the computer and disconnect the power cord from it.

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Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.
  • Flip the laptop over so the back panel is displayed.

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Using the Philips head #1 screwdriver, remove the ten screws from the back panel. Two top corner screws (12cm), two battery screws (15cm), and six case screws (10cm).
  • Using the Philips head #1 screwdriver, remove the ten screws from the back panel. Two top corner screws (12cm), two battery screws (15cm), and six case screws (10cm).

  • Note which screws go where. The two largest are on top of the battery, the next two largest go in the upper corners (close to the hinge) while the smaller ones make up the rest of the case.

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Flip the laptop back over and open it, revealing the screen and keyboard.
  • Flip the laptop back over and open it, revealing the screen and keyboard.

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Use the blue plastic opening tool from the iFixit tool kit to wedge and loosen the seal all the way around the edges. Carefully lift up the keyboard panel to remove  it from the case. Disconnect the two keyboard ribbon bands from the motherboard before completing the disassembly. Flip both black hinges open to remove the ribbons. Lightly tug the bands out to complete the process.
  • Use the blue plastic opening tool from the iFixit tool kit to wedge and loosen the seal all the way around the edges. Carefully lift up the keyboard panel to remove it from the case.

  • Disconnect the two keyboard ribbon bands from the motherboard before completing the disassembly. Flip both black hinges open to remove the ribbons. Lightly tug the bands out to complete the process.

  • Do not rip or break the ribbons connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. If you do, the two components will no longer able to comunicate with one another.

  • It is recommended to break the seal of the case starting at the upper corners closest to the hinge.

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Conclusion

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

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