Introduction

Use this guide to replace the keyboard if you have determined your keyboard issues may be resolved by replacing the keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the display is closed. Then, flip the computer over so that you can see the bottom cover.
  • Make sure the display is closed. Then, flip the computer over so that you can see the bottom cover.

  • Loosen the two 5 mm Phillips #0 on the upper edge of the cover.

    • These screws will stay captive to the case.

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Remove the two 5 mm interior screws that connect the cover to the assembly using the same Philips head screwdriver from the previous step.
  • Remove the two 5 mm interior screws that connect the cover to the assembly using the same Philips head screwdriver from the previous step.

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Use a spudger to remove the base cover from the rest of bottom cover.
  • Use a spudger to remove the base cover from the rest of bottom cover.

As it is not clearly visible in the picture: You should start to open the base cover at the screen side, to avoid breaking the plastic guides of the base cover. A flat dough scraper is a pretty good tool for that.

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Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws that keep the battery connected to the computer.
  • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #0 screws that keep the battery connected to the computer.

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Ground the system board by turning over the computer, opening the display, and holding the power button down for about 5 seconds before proceeding.
  • Ground the system board by turning over the computer, opening the display, and holding the power button down for about 5 seconds before proceeding.

  • Using the pull tab on the battery, lift the battery out of the computer.

These instructions look as if you ground the board first and then remove the battery.

I think it should be the other way round. First, remove the battery. Secondly, ground the board.

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Remove the single 5mm screw that connects the keyboard to the palm assembly with the Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the single 5mm screw that connects the keyboard to the palm assembly with the Phillips head screwdriver.

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Flip over the computer and open the display as far as it can go.
  • Flip over the computer and open the display as far as it can go.

  • Use the spudger to remove the keyboard from the palm assembly.

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Gently flip over the keyboard and place it on the palm rest assembly.
  • Gently flip over the keyboard and place it on the palm rest assembly.

  • Lift the connector latches and disconnect the keyboard and the keyboard back-light cables.

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Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly. Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.
  • Take the keyboard off the palm rest assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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Great guide, thanks for the help!

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