Introduction

There are multiple issues that can arise with the keyboard, this guide will allow you to fix a number of them. Using this guide you can clean the keyboard or access some of the more complex components of the laptop.

Image 1/1: Turn the laptop over to its back.
  • Before attempting to remove the battery ensure that the laptop is disconnected from all power sources and turned off.

  • Turn the laptop over to its back.

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  • Slide the release latch while simultaneously pulling backwards on the battery.

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  • Slide the battery out of the battery bay.

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Image 1/1: The screws are connected to the base cover by a washer anddo not remove from the base cover.
  • Unscrew the four screws (3mm Phillips #1) that hold the base cover in place.

  • The screws are connected to the base cover by a washer anddo not remove from the base cover.

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  • Carefully lift the base cover vertically away from the laptop.

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  • After removing the battery, remove the two screws (3mm Phillips #1) beneath it. These screws hold the Center Control Cover in place.

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  • Flip the laptop over to the front and open the display as far as possible.

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Image 1/3: Pry the Center Control Cover from the laptop. On the right there is a small divot, it is advised that you start removing the panel from here. Image 2/3: Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop. Image 3/3: Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop.
  • The Center Control Cover is VERY fragile, be careful when using prying tools.

  • Pry the Center Control Cover from the laptop. On the right there is a small divot, it is advised that you start removing the panel from here.

  • Carefully lift the Center Control Cover away from the laptop.

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  • Remove the two screws (5mm Phillips #1) at the top of the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Do not pull hard on the keyboard while removing it, you may damage the keyboard or the keyboard connector.
  • Slide the keyboard out and away from the laptop and lift it up to access the keyboard connector.

  • Do not pull hard on the keyboard while removing it, you may damage the keyboard or the keyboard connector.

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  • Lift the connector latch that secures the keyboard cable to the connector on the motherboard and remove the cable.

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  • Lift the keyboard up and away from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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Step 4 and 5 are not needed.

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