Introduction

In case your keyboard is not working, replacing it should be easy if you follow these steps.

Image 1/2: Remove the bottom cover Image 2/2: Remove the bottom cover
  • Unscrew & remove the ten 7mm screws (using a ph1 screwdriver) holding the bottom cover

  • Remove the bottom cover

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Image 1/2: Unhinge the connector cable to the batttery Image 2/2: Remove the battery
  • Unscrew & remove the four 3mm screws (using the ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the battery

  • Unhinge the connector cable to the batttery

  • Remove the battery

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Image 1/2: Doing this will allow one to access the LCD-motherboard connector cables. Image 2/2: Doing this will allow one to access the LCD-motherboard connector cables.
  • Unscrew & remove the two 3mm screws (using a ph1 screwdriver bit) and the cable bracket, above the motherboard

  • Doing this will allow one to access the LCD-motherboard connector cables.

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  • Unscrew the 7mm screws that secure the left and right hinges (using a ph1 screwdriver bit).

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the LCD and Touchscreen display cables under the right hinge. Image 2/3: These are a set of two cables. For better image see image two in step one of this guide. Image 3/3: These are a set of two cables. For better image see image two in step one of this guide.
  • Disconnect the antenna cable (under the left hinge)

  • Disconnect the LCD and Touchscreen display cables under the right hinge.

  • These are a set of two cables. For better image see image two in step one of this guide.

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  • Carefully separate the screen from the bottom half of the device.

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Image 1/2: Separate  the motherboard cable from the clamp at the bottom of the fan. Image 2/2: Remove the cable.
  • Unclip the cable connecting the fan to the mother board.

  • Separate the motherboard cable from the clamp at the bottom of the fan.

  • Remove the cable.

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Image 1/2: Remove the fan Image 2/2: Remove the fan
  • Unscrew the two 3mm screws (using the ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the fan.

  • Remove the fan

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the three screws connecting the connecting the copper pipe to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Remove the copper pipe. Image 3/3: Remove the copper pipe.
  • Once the battery, screen, cooling fan and trackpad are out, the device would resemble the one in the first picture of this step.

  • Unscrew the three screws connecting the connecting the copper pipe to the motherboard.

  • Remove the copper pipe.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard. Image 2/3: Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard. Image 3/3: Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard.
  • Unscrew the three 2mm wafer screws holding the motherboard.

  • Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard.

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  • Unplug the connecting strip

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Image 1/3: Remove the motherboard Image 2/3: Remove the motherboard Image 3/3: Remove the motherboard
  • Unplug the hard-drive cable

  • Remove the motherboard

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Image 1/2: Remove the hard drive Image 2/2: Remove the hard drive
  • Unscrew the three 3mm screws holding the hard drive (using a ph1 screwdriver bit)

  • Remove the hard drive

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Image 1/2: Set the daughterboard aside.                      NOTE: the daughter board doesn't have to be removed Image 2/2: Set the daughterboard aside.                      NOTE: the daughter board doesn't have to be removed
  • Unscrew the two 3mm screws holding the daughter board (using the ph1 screwdriver bit).

  • Set the daughterboard aside. NOTE: the daughter board doesn't have to be removed

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Image 1/2: Remove the keyboard bracket Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard bracket
  • Unscrew & remove the twenty-eight 2mm bracket screws holding the keyboard bracket (using a PH000 screwdriver bit)

  • Remove the keyboard bracket

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  • Unscrew & remove the sixteen 2mm screws holding the keyboard (using a PH000 screwdriver bit)

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Image 1/3: Remove the keyboard. Image 2/3: Remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: Remove the keyboard.
  • Unplug the keyboard ("KB") and backlight ("BL") cable

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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