Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to properly replace the Asus X501A-RH31 keyboard. Please note that there are parts connecting the keyboard to the motherboard that could easily break if the steps are not executed correctly.

  1. Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.
    • Turn the laptop over so that the back is facing upwards.

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  2. To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.
    • To unlock the left tab, make sure the tab on the left has red showing.

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    • To unlock the right tab, push the right slider to the left with one hand.

    • Push the battery out with the other hand.

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    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver unscrew all nine screws from the bottom of the laptop.

      • The nine screws are 7 mm long, 4.5 mm in diameter.

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    • Turn the laptop over and open the top so the keyboard is facing you.

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    • Pry off the keyboard cover on the edge using the plastic opening tool.

    • Start from one side. Once it is lose, carry out the same procedure on the front and other side.

    • Only do little sections at a time as the keyboard may break if you attempt to take the whole thing off from a single point.

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    • Slowly lift the keyboard upward, but do not remove completely.

    • Remove the two data cables that attach the keyboard to the motherboard.

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    • Use tweezers to pull the white plastic piece up that is attached to the data cable.

    • Repeat this process for the big black cable as well.

    • Use caution when unlatching the data cables from the motherboard. The cables are extremely delicate and can break.

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Conclusion

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

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