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Introduction

If your Asus Zenbook UX303L laptop has stiff or unresponsive keys, use this guide to replace the keyboard.

The keyboard inputs character data to the laptop through key presses called keystrokes. Faulty keys may cause unregistered keystrokes with no input of character data. An on-screen keyboard available through Windows or an external USB keyboard may be used until internal keyboard issues are resolved.

Before using this guide, be sure to review the troubleshooting page - unresponsive or stiff keys may be resolved without replacing the keyboard. Debris may be interfering with the keyboard or internal cables may have become disconnected.

Before starting a repair, make sure to power off your device completely and disconnect from any external power source.


  1. Make sure the device is turned off and disconnected from the battery charger.
    • Make sure the device is turned off and disconnected from the battery charger.

  2. Remove all the nine screws from the bottom of the device using a T5  screwdriver. Carefully remove the bottom cover. Carefully remove the bottom cover.
    • Remove all the nine screws from the bottom of the device using a T5 screwdriver.

    • Carefully remove the bottom cover.

    There are two silver long screws under each caoutchouc tabs on the back of the bottom case to remove too.

    Those screws hold the hinges.

    Bernardu Cesari - Reply

    Thank you for the comments about the additional screws. This should be added to the original article.

    Kinu Grove - Reply

  3. Remove the LVDS cable next to the cooling fan. Remove the LVDS cable next to the cooling fan.
    • Remove the LVDS cable next to the cooling fan.

    Thank you for burning my nephew's CPU, ifixit) Shouldn't we disconnect the battery before LVDS and the rest?

    Nikita M - Reply

    Thank you I took your advice just to be safe.

    Kinu Grove - Reply

  4. Remove the three screws from the hinges using a PH-1 screwdriver. Open the device at a 90 degree angle to free the hinges. Open the device at a 90 degree angle to free the hinges.
    • Remove the three screws from the hinges using a PH-1 screwdriver.

    • Open the device at a 90 degree angle to free the hinges.

  5. Remove the screw attaching the cooling fan to the motherboard by using a PH-1 screwdriver. Disconnect the wire attaching the cooling fan to the motherboard. Gently lift and pull out the cooling fan.
    • Remove the screw attaching the cooling fan to the motherboard by using a PH-1 screwdriver.

    • Disconnect the wire attaching the cooling fan to the motherboard.

    • Gently lift and pull out the cooling fan.

  6. Remove the four screws attached to the black covered copper bar next to the cooling fan using a PH-1 screwdriver. Gently lift and remove the copper bar.
    • Remove the four screws attached to the black covered copper bar next to the cooling fan using a PH-1 screwdriver.

    • Gently lift and remove the copper bar.

  7. Remove the five screws from the battery pack using a PH-1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the five screws from the battery pack using a PH-1 screwdriver.

  8. Unhook the black, red, and white switch using the tweezers. Detach the positive and negative red, white, yellow, and black switch. Unhook the black and white coiled wire.
    • Unhook the black, red, and white switch using the tweezers.

    • Detach the positive and negative red, white, yellow, and black switch.

    • Unhook the black and white coiled wire.

    • Lift and remove the battery pack.

  9. Remove the three screws attaching the drive to the motherboard using a PH-1 screwdriver. Gently lift and pull out the drive. Gently lift and pull out the drive.
    • Remove the three screws attaching the drive to the motherboard using a PH-1 screwdriver.

    • Gently lift and pull out the drive.

  10. Remove the silver tape to free the fourth screw attaching the motherboard. Remove the four screws attaching the motherboard using a PH-1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the silver tape to free the fourth screw attaching the motherboard.

    • Remove the four screws attaching the motherboard using a PH-1 screwdriver.

  11. Detach the four wires connected to the motherboard using tweezers. Gently lift up and pull out the motherboard.
    • Detach the four wires connected to the motherboard using tweezers.

    • Gently lift up and pull out the motherboard.

    Which cable is the right one for the led of the keyboard? Since my keyboard's led doesn't work anymore. Maybe I forgot to plug in a cable for the led?

    Sphere - Reply

  12. Remove the small piece of the motherboard on the lower left hand corner by removing the four screws using a PH-1 screwdriver. Detach the black and red coiled wire from the motherboard using tweezers. Gently lift and remove the small piece of the motherboard.
    • Remove the small piece of the motherboard on the lower left hand corner by removing the four screws using a PH-1 screwdriver.

    • Detach the black and red coiled wire from the motherboard using tweezers.

    • Gently lift and remove the small piece of the motherboard.

  13. Place the plastic opening tool under the corners of the keyboard and use it to detach the keyboard all around. Gently lift and remove the keyboard from its place.
    • Place the plastic opening tool under the corners of the keyboard and use it to detach the keyboard all around.

    • Gently lift and remove the keyboard from its place.

    When you remove the keyboard, you’ll see that plastic circulars rivets will be broken. That’s frightened me, but it works witout them…

    I received a two parts keyboard, they must be pasted. I first put the keys part in place and then pasted the black film on it.

    Bernardu Cesari - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Please tell me where did you buy the keyboard replace, I am looking for it in order to do the replacement for an UX303L (with spanish or english layout with big enter key). Thanks.

Pm - Reply

Step 2: There are screws under the rubber pads (at least on the UX303L).

Peter Sutton - Reply

Step 9: Its removing the hard drive/SSD not RAM.

Peter Sutton - Reply

Step 13: Please show me how to remove the keyboard out. It will break some plastic to pull the keyboard out.

Thanks,

Quang

Quang Nguyen - Reply

Battery pack should be removed first (at least before step 3) in order to avoid possible power surge

Andrey Arkhipov - Reply

Is better to get from Taobao Keyboard + chassis (they call case C). As ASUS keyboard is permanently attached to the case. Otherwise you have to break the plastic and use hot glue to glue back replacement keyboard.

cscs1956 - Reply

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