Introduction

This guide is going to teach users how to remove and replace the keyboard on a Dell Inspiron 11z-1121. Sometimes the keys on a keyboard may become unresponsive; this guide is a useful tool that can be used to fix the problem.

Image 1/2: Pull the battery outward to remove. Image 2/2: The latches should lock in place, allowing for easy removal.
  • Slide the latches outward to release the battery.

  • Pull the battery outward to remove.

  • The latches should lock in place, allowing for easy removal.

  • The battery must be removed for safety reasons when replacing other components of the laptop.

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  • Unscrew three black 1mm screws using the PH1 Phillips-head screwdriver on the bottom of the laptop around the battery.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard, starting in the upper corner and working your way around. Image 2/2: Once the keyboard is pried up, do not remove the keyboard.  There is still a ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over and open it to expose the keyboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard, starting in the upper corner and working your way around.

  • Once the keyboard is pried up, do not remove the keyboard. There is still a ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector and then pull the ribbon cable away. Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Lift the keyboard to expose the ribbon attaching the keyboard to the laptop.

  • Flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector and then pull the ribbon cable away.

  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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