Introduction

In this guide the user will remove the old keyboard and replace it with a new keyboard through the top of the base.

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  • Push in the tab on the battery and lift up. The battery should detach very easily.

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  • Orient laptop with the keyboard facing upward and the lid open.

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Image 1/3: Start in the upper right corner and work to the left when removing the face plate (includes power button and volume controls). Image 2/3: Use a flathead screwdriver (or anything flat and strong) to wedge underneath the face plate. Image 3/3: Carefully lift the screwdriver to remove the face plate.
  • Caution the face plate is a fragile piece of plastic. Handle carefully.

  • Start in the upper right corner and work to the left when removing the face plate (includes power button and volume controls).

  • Use a flathead screwdriver (or anything flat and strong) to wedge underneath the face plate.

  • Carefully lift the screwdriver to remove the face plate.

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  • Use a the Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws.

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Image 1/1: Lift keyboard carefully. It is attached by a ribbon cable.
  • Gently slide keyboard toward screen.

  • Lift keyboard carefully. It is attached by a ribbon cable.

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  • Pull upward on blue tab to disconnect keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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