Introduction

Without a keyboard the computer becomes essentially unusable. In this guide, you will learn how to remove and replace the keyboard.

Image 1/1: Remove all external devices.
  • Shutdown the computer.

  • Remove all external devices.

  • Unplug the power, and any other cords, from the laptop.

  • Turn the laptop upside down, with the front towards you.

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Image 1/2: Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it. Image 2/2: When reassembling, first align the back of the battery with the chassis, then press the front downwards until it latches.
  • Slide the battery release latch to the left until the battery pops up.

  • Lift the front edge of the battery pack and swing it back to remove it.

  • When reassembling, first align the back of the battery with the chassis, then press the front downwards until it latches.

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Image 1/2: The Drive will pop a short way out of the computer. Image 2/2: The Drive will pop a short way out of the computer.
  • On the optical drive there is small pin hole. Insert a paperclip or similarly sized object in the hole.

  • The Drive will pop a short way out of the computer.

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Image 1/3: Grip the sides of the Optical Drive and slide it out until it is completely removed from the computer. Image 2/3: When reassembling, slide the optical drive straight in until it clicks. Image 3/3: When reassembling, slide the optical drive straight in until it clicks.
  • Remove the 7mm Phillips #1 screw that secures the optical drive to the computer.

  • Grip the sides of the Optical Drive and slide it out until it is completely removed from the computer.

  • When reassembling, slide the optical drive straight in until it clicks.

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Image 1/1: Turn the computer display-side up with the front panel toward you.
  • Remove the two 4mm Philips #1 screws that secure the switch cover to the computer.

  • Turn the computer display-side up with the front panel toward you.

  • Open the computer display as far as possible.

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Image 1/1: Insert a plastic opening tool into the slots located behind the [Insert] key and lift the front edge of the switch cover until it disengages from the computer.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the slots located behind the [F5] key and lift the front edge of the switch cover until it disengages from the computer.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the slots located behind the [Insert] key and lift the front edge of the switch cover until it disengages from the computer.

  • Remove the switch cover.

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Image 1/3: Swing the rear edge of the keyboard up and forward until it rests on the palm rest. Image 2/3: Swing the rear edge of the keyboard up and forward until it rests on the palm rest. Image 3/3: Swing the rear edge of the keyboard up and forward until it rests on the palm rest.
  • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws that secure the keyboard to the computer.

  • Swing the rear edge of the keyboard up and forward until it rests on the palm rest.

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Image 1/1: Remove the ribbon cable from the ZIF connector.
  • Use your fingernails or two plastic opening tools to push the white portion of the ZIF connector towards the hinge of the computer.

  • Remove the ribbon cable from the ZIF connector.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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