Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove, clean, and replace the black keys of the keyboard.

  1. Place device face-down Remove 23 16mm screws with Phillips #2 screwdriver
    • Place device face-down

    • Remove 23 16mm screws with Phillips #2 screwdriver

  2. Pry up long back panels with plastic opening tool Remove panels
    • Pry up long back panels with plastic opening tool

    • Remove panels

  3. Turn device around so keys are face-up
    • Turn device around so keys are face-up

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  5. Pull back panel away from keyboard and out of the way Pull back panel away from keyboard and out of the way
    • Pull back panel away from keyboard and out of the way

  6. Remove speaker(s) if necessary to access desired key section(s) Use Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove two 16 mm screws (circled in red) Pop wires out of plastic holders so speaker can be moved out of the way
    • Remove speaker(s) if necessary to access desired key section(s)

    • Use Phillips #2 screwdriver to remove two 16 mm screws (circled in red)

    • Pop wires out of plastic holders so speaker can be moved out of the way

    • Move speaker out of the way

    • See speaker replacement guide for more detail on these steps

  7. Remove 4 18 mm screws (circled in red) from desired key section using Philips #1 screwdriver Gently push white keys away from screws and pull up to remove from keyboard. Repeat this with the black keys Reassemble with new/cleaned keys
    • Remove 4 18 mm screws (circled in red) from desired key section using Philips #1 screwdriver

    • Gently push white keys away from screws and pull up to remove from keyboard. Repeat this with the black keys

    • Reassemble with new/cleaned keys

  8. Remove second white section covering desired black section Remove screws using Phillips #1 screwdriver
    • Remove second white section covering desired black section

    • Remove screws using Phillips #1 screwdriver

    • Push keys away from screws and pull up

  9. Use plastic opening tool to pry up black key section Remove black key section Reassemble with new/clean black key section
    • Use plastic opening tool to pry up black key section

    • Remove black key section

    • Reassemble with new/clean black key section

Conclusion

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

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