Introduction

This guide will allow you to replace a broken keyboard for the Dell Inspiron 17-5755. Please ensure that the battery is removed before performing this replacement.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure the computer has been shut down, and isn't plugged into an outlet before attempting to remove the battery.
  • Make sure the computer has been shut down, and isn't plugged into an outlet before attempting to remove the battery.

Find the battery release latch on the bottom side of the computer. Slide the latch to the left until you hear a "click". This indicates that the battery has been released.
  • Find the battery release latch on the bottom side of the computer.

  • Slide the latch to the left until you hear a "click". This indicates that the battery has been released.

Safely remove the battery from the laptop.
  • Safely remove the battery from the laptop.

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Open the display of the laptop as far as possible, and locate the tabs which secure the keyboard to the laptop. Open the display of the laptop as far as possible, and locate the tabs which secure the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Open the display of the laptop as far as possible, and locate the tabs which secure the keyboard to the laptop.

Use a plastic opening tool to gently release the tabs that secure the keyboard to the laptop.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently release the tabs that secure the keyboard to the laptop.

Carefully lift the keyboard from the laptop, being mindful of any attachments that it may have. Carefully lift the keyboard from the laptop, being mindful of any attachments that it may have.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard from the laptop, being mindful of any attachments that it may have.

Lift the zero insertion force (ZIF) tab that secures the keyboard back light ribbon cable Afterwards, carefully detach the backlight cable from the laptop. Afterwards, carefully detach the backlight cable from the laptop.
  • Lift the zero insertion force (ZIF) tab that secures the keyboard back light ribbon cable

  • Afterwards, carefully detach the backlight cable from the laptop.

Gently release the ZIF tab that secures the keyboard ribbon cable to the laptop. Afterwards, carefully slide the cable out of its slot. Afterwards, carefully slide the cable out of its slot.
  • Gently release the ZIF tab that secures the keyboard ribbon cable to the laptop.

  • Afterwards, carefully slide the cable out of its slot.

Now that the keyboard is detached from the laptop, you may safely remove it. Now that the keyboard is detached from the laptop, you may safely remove it.
  • Now that the keyboard is detached from the laptop, you may safely remove it.

Conclusion

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

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