Introduction

This guide will show and tell you how to replace the keyboard. Your keyboard maybe broken if the keys do not work when you are typing. Please refer to our Troubleshooting page for more information.

First, make sure your computer is turned off.
  • First, make sure your computer is turned off.

  • Flip your computer over and you can see the battery.

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Push the tab from the battery, downwards to unlock the battery. The tab should be in the position next to the unlocked indicator. The tab should be in the position next to the unlocked indicator.
  • Push the tab from the battery, downwards to unlock the battery.

  • The tab should be in the position next to the unlocked indicator.

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Now, push the other tab (the one right under the battery) from right to left. Now the battery will be loose; lift the battery up and out of the computer. Now the battery will be loose; lift the battery up and out of the computer.
  • Now, push the other tab (the one right under the battery) from right to left.

  • Now the battery will be loose; lift the battery up and out of the computer.

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Put down the computer and open up the screen.
  • Put down the computer and open up the screen.

  • There is a long piece of plastic underneath the screen that you will have to remove.

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When you pry the plastic plate off, be careful and pry gently so you do not crack the plastic. Insert the plastic opening tool into the little slot. Lift up gently and remove the plastic cover.
  • When you pry the plastic plate off, be careful and pry gently so you do not crack the plastic.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the little slot.

  • Lift up gently and remove the plastic cover.

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Remove the two 4mm screws at the top of the keyboard.
  • Remove the two 4mm screws at the top of the keyboard.

  • The keyboard is now loose but don't pull it out just yet. It is still connected underneath. Be gentle when lifting keyboard so you do not damage this connection.

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Lift keyboard up slightly and you will see the keyboard connection. This black tab has to be lifted up to remove the keyboard.
  • Lift keyboard up slightly and you will see the keyboard connection.

  • This black tab has to be lifted up to remove the keyboard.

  • Put your finger underneath the tab and pull back gently as indicated.

  • You can now remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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