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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

  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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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