Introduction

These steps will show you how to remove the keyboard from your laptop.

Rotate the laptop so its bottom is facing up.
  • Rotate the laptop so its bottom is facing up.

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Identify the lock mechanisms holding the battery in place. Slide each button outward with your fingers to disengage the battery. Pull the battery off with your hand to separate it from the laptop.
  • Identify the lock mechanisms holding the battery in place.

  • Slide each button outward with your fingers to disengage the battery.

  • Pull the battery off with your hand to separate it from the laptop.

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Deck the Halls
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Find the two small indentations of the sides of the panel covering the power button. Pry up both sides of the panel by sticking the plastic opener tool in each indentation and prying up. Pry up both sides of the panel by sticking the plastic opener tool in each indentation and prying up.
  • Find the two small indentations of the sides of the panel covering the power button.

  • Pry up both sides of the panel by sticking the plastic opener tool in each indentation and prying up.

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Now that the panel is loose simply pull the panel off with your hand.
  • Now that the panel is loose simply pull the panel off with your hand.

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Locate the two 5 mm Phillips #1 screws holding down the keyboard that were underneath the panel. Remove these screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver. With the screws removed pull the keyboard up with your hand.
  • Locate the two 5 mm Phillips #1 screws holding down the keyboard that were underneath the panel.

  • Remove these screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • With the screws removed pull the keyboard up with your hand.

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Locate the connector that links the keyboard to the laptop. Gently pull the connector toward the screen of the laptop with your figers to disconnect it. Gently pull the connector toward the screen of the laptop with your figers to disconnect it.
  • Locate the connector that links the keyboard to the laptop.

  • Gently pull the connector toward the screen of the laptop with your figers to disconnect it.

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Conclusion

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

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