Introduction

This guide is to replace a broken or faulty keyboard on the Insprion 1420 laptop.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Slide the two tabs to release the battery. Pull the battery out. Pull the battery out.
    • Slide the two tabs to release the battery.

    • Pull the battery out.

  2. Open the lid as far back as possible.
    • Open the lid as far back as possible.

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  4. Using a spudger, pry off the top cover plate, thus exposing the screws for the keyboard. Using a spudger, pry off the top cover plate, thus exposing the screws for the keyboard.
    • Using a spudger, pry off the top cover plate, thus exposing the screws for the keyboard.

  5. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 3mm screws holding the keyboard down. When removing the keyboard, be cautious not to damage the connecting ribbon underneath. When removing the keyboard, be cautious not to damage the connecting ribbon underneath.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 3mm screws holding the keyboard down.

    • When removing the keyboard, be cautious not to damage the connecting ribbon underneath.

  6. Using a spudger, carefully lift the blue tab, releasing the ribbon connector and freeing the keyboard to be removed. Using a spudger, carefully lift the blue tab, releasing the ribbon connector and freeing the keyboard to be removed. Using a spudger, carefully lift the blue tab, releasing the ribbon connector and freeing the keyboard to be removed.
    • Using a spudger, carefully lift the blue tab, releasing the ribbon connector and freeing the keyboard to be removed.

Conclusion

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

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