Introduction

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

  1. Remove the ten 7mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom cover. Remove the bottom cover.
    • Remove the ten 7mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom cover.

    • Remove the bottom cover.

  2. Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery. Unhinge the connector cable to the battery.
    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery.

    • Unhinge the connector cable to the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

  3. 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.
    • 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.

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

  5. 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.
    • 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.

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

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  8. Begin by unclipping the cable connecting the fan and the motherboard. Gently separate  the motherboard cable from the clamp at the bottom of the fan.
    • Begin by unclipping the cable connecting the fan and the motherboard.

    • Gently separate the motherboard cable from the clamp at the bottom of the fan.

    • Remove the cable.

  9. Unscrew the two 3mm screws that hold the fan into place. Remove the fan.
    • Unscrew the two 3mm screws that hold the fan into place.

    • Remove the fan.

  10. 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.
    • 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.

  11. Unscrew the three 2mm wafer screws holding the motherboard. Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard. Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard.
    • Unscrew the three 2mm wafer screws holding the motherboard.

    • Unplug the DC cable form the motherboard.

  12. Unplug the connecting strip Unplug the connecting strip
    • Unplug the connecting strip

  13. Unplug the hard-drive cable Remove the motherboard Remove the motherboard
    • Unplug the hard-drive cable

    • Remove the motherboard

  14. Unscrew the three 3mm screws holding the hard drive (using a ph1 screwdriver bit) Remove the hard drive
    • Unscrew the three 3mm screws holding the hard drive (using a ph1 screwdriver bit)

    • Remove the hard drive

  15. 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
    • 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

  16. Unscrew & remove the twenty-eight 2mm bracket screws holding the keyboard bracket (using a PH000 screwdriver bit) 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

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

  18. Unplug the keyboard ("KB") and  backlight ("BL") cable Remove the keyboard. Remove the keyboard.
    • Unplug the keyboard ("KB") and backlight ("BL") cable

    • Remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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