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Introduction

The keyboard assembly guide is an important guide for the rest of the guides for this device. You will need to reference this guide in order gain access to the inside of the laptop. This guide will also be useful if your keyboard or track pad have gone bad and need to be replaced.

  1. Remove the following Phillips #0 screws from the lower case:
    • Remove the following Phillips #0 screws from the lower case:

    • Six 9 mm screws

    • Four 11 mm screws

    Screws are 9mm instead of 90mm.

    Also the 2 screws in the back corner (screen attachement side) have a slighlty bigger diameter (9mm in length as well) so they are not to be mixed with others 9mm lenght screws.

    Laurent Potterat - Reply

    thank you, thank you for your comment. It's the only place on the entire www that makes that clarification.

    river2438 -

    are these screw sizes accurate. im looking for 9mm and 11mm screws for the asus x555la laptop also whats the M size of the screw ? cant seem to find the right screws online.

    Matthew Bennett - Reply

  2. Use the plastic opening tool to separate the top cover from the laptop.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the top cover from the laptop.

    • Start by prying on the front of the laptop.

    • Continue prying around the cover and end just under the screen to release the front cover.

    • Do not fully remove the top cover, it is attached by two ribbon cables that will be disconnected in the following steps.

    On my X555LA there seems to be a center snap or two that won't release. Edges are all free on all sides, but somewhere in the middle it's tied down with no give.

    tmaccabe - Reply

    It finally came loose, after one of two center snaps broke. It seems you are supposed to push the bezel slightly back towards screen as you start to lift it. Lift it too much at first, and they catch vigorously.

    tmaccabe -

    Yes I encountered this problem as well, there are 2 very annoying clips at the center of the keyboard, a little force will be required to release them.

    Nathan Early - Reply

    Actually, after this step there’s a shortcut: go to step 7 (skip 3-6), don’t disconnect the ribbon cable, just peel it off the HDD carefully, move the board aside. Go to step 8, instead of “lifting” slide HDD out. Skip step 9.

    Saves at least 10 minutes and avoids disconnecting cables that don’t need to be disconnected.

    Sergey Sobolev - Reply

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  4. To release the ZIF latch, flip up the small white tab.
    • To release the ZIF latch, flip up the small white tab.

    • Pull the white ribbon cable out of the socket to disconnect it.

  5. To release the ZIF latch on the keyboard cable, flip the gray tab up.
    • To release the ZIF latch on the keyboard cable, flip the gray tab up.

    • Gently pull the black and blue ribbon cable out of its connector.

    Beim wieder Zusammenbauen bekomme ich die Lasche nicht wieder verankert, sie hat keinen Halt.. wird sie eingeklemmt oder funktioniert das irgendwie anders? Danke!

    nana.belke - Reply

  6. You can now fully remove the keyboard and front panel to gain access to the inside of the laptop.
    • You can now fully remove the keyboard and front panel to gain access to the inside of the laptop.

    front panel and keyboard is saprate item ?

    or

    single item

    deepak diggekar - Reply

    prise this keyboard

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    deepak diggekar - Reply

    And how do you replace the actual keyboard - that's the key point missing here!

    Darren Wogan - Reply

    The keyboard and palm rest seem to need to be replaced as a single item. What about the mouse pad - this is a separate item, held on by three screws, which may well need to be swapped from the old keyboard and palm rest combination. However no mention is made of that here - why not? I thought IFixit was normally meant to be good with this sort of thing.

    Darren Wogan - Reply

    P.S. I bought a combined item (don’t even think about trying to do the keyboard alone). The mousepad does potentially need to be separated from the old keyboard rest and transferred to the new item. There are 3 screws to be undone - though these can be fiddly and stiff. Anyhow, mine was successfully replaced using this approach, including swapping the mousepad over as described.

    Darren Wogan - Reply

    Nice that you posted a few pics, but you need at least a dozen more to really show people how to open this laptop. Getting outthe motherboard is not recommended for rookies!

    Michael James - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Truly useless guide

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