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Image 1/3: Loosen the single captive screw on the base cover. Image 2/3: The screw in the base cover will stay inside the hole because it is held in by a small washer. Image 3/3: The screw in the base cover will stay inside the hole because it is held in by a small washer.
  • Remove nine screws from the bottom case.

  • Loosen the single captive screw on the base cover.

  • The screw in the base cover will stay inside the hole because it is held in by a small washer.

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Image 1/3: You will have to flip a small tab up where the ribbon connector goes into the insert, so the connector can be released and the keyboard can be removed. Image 2/3: You will have to flip a small tab up where the ribbon connector goes into the insert, so the connector can be released and the keyboard can be removed. Image 3/3: You will have to flip a small tab up where the ribbon connector goes into the insert, so the connector can be released and the keyboard can be removed.
  • There are 3 slots on the top of the keyboard where you will have to use a thin tool, such as a small flathead screwdriver to push the tabs so the keyboard will pop out.

  • You will have to flip a small tab up where the ribbon connector goes into the insert, so the connector can be released and the keyboard can be removed.

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Image 1/3: Separate the palm rest from the base of the device using the blue separating tool. Before separating the palm rest from the device make sure to release all visible ribbon connectors. Image 2/3: Flip the palm rest over and you will notice the power button assembly in the top right corner of the palm rest. Image 3/3: Flip the palm rest over and you will notice the power button assembly in the top right corner of the palm rest.
  • Unscrew the highlighted screw and slide out the power button assembly.

  • Separate the palm rest from the base of the device using the blue separating tool. Before separating the palm rest from the device make sure to release all visible ribbon connectors.

  • Flip the palm rest over and you will notice the power button assembly in the top right corner of the palm rest.

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Conclusion

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

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this guide has no descriptions on what is going feels incomplete.

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