Introduction

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

  1. Unscrew & remove the ten 7mm screws (using a ph1 screwdriver) holding 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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  2. Unscrew & remove the four 3mm screws (using the ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the battery
    • Unscrew & remove the four 3mm screws (using the ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the battery

    • Unhinge the connector cable to the battery

    • Remove the battery

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.

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    • Unscrew the two 3mm screws using the screwdriver bit that hold the fan into place. Be sure to hold onto these for reassembly.

    • Remove the fan

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    • 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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    • 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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    • Unplug the hard-drive cable

    • Remove the motherboard

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

    • Remove the hard drive

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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