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.

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

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Image 1/2: Slide the latch to the left until you hear a "click". This indicates that the battery has been released. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • 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.

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

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

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Image 1/3: Afterwards, carefully detach the backlight cable from the laptop. Image 2/3: Afterwards, carefully detach the backlight cable from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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.

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Image 1/3: Afterwards, carefully slide the cable out of its slot. Image 2/3: Afterwards, carefully slide the cable out of its slot. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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