Make sure laptop is powered off before  removing the battery. Follow the arrows, sliding both tabs towards the outer edge of the computer to release the battery.
  • Make sure laptop is powered off before removing the battery.

  • Follow the arrows, sliding both tabs towards the outer edge of the computer to release the battery.

  • Note: battery not shown.

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Remove Keyboard retaining screw from bottom of laptop.
  • Remove Keyboard retaining screw from bottom of laptop.

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Insert the 6 inch metal ruler, or another flat object into the holes in the top left of the keyboard, the top middle of the keyboard, and the top right of the keyboard to release the keyboard from the computer. There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior to the keyboard being able to be lifted up. There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior to the keyboard being able to be lifted up.
  • Insert the 6 inch metal ruler, or another flat object into the holes in the top left of the keyboard, the top middle of the keyboard, and the top right of the keyboard to release the keyboard from the computer.

  • There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior to the keyboard being able to be lifted up.

"There are a number of screws on the bottom that required to be removed prior"

That's a very unhelpful step! What are they and which ones?!? I'm following two YouTube videos that show this stage and both have a single screw that holds the keyboard im place which my N5010 simply doesn't have. So my keyboard is held in place and I can't lift it.

Melvyn Mildiner - Reply

Melvyn, I agree. This not up to iFixit's standards.

David Maag - Reply

I have only discovered one screw that releases the keyboard. It is under the RAM access panel

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Lift the keyboard up slightly and push forward in order to release bottom tabs.
  • Lift the keyboard up slightly and push forward in order to release bottom tabs.

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Pull the black tab up and then pull left on keyboard plug to release keyboard.
  • Pull the black tab up and then pull left on keyboard plug to release keyboard.

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Flip the laptop, so the bottom of the laptop is facing up.
  • Flip the laptop, so the bottom of the laptop is facing up.

  • Remove the seven 6.0mm Phillip #000 screws indicated using the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop back over, so that the top of the laptop is facing up. Open the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop back over, so that the top of the laptop is facing up.

  • Open the laptop.

  • Remove all of the indicated 6.0 mm screws with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Unplug the palm rest cables by lifting the black tab up and then pulling on the blue tabs.
  • Unplug the palm rest cables by lifting the black tab up and then pulling on the blue tabs.

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Carefully unsnap and remove the palm rest. Place your fingers inside the large circle in the lower right corner to get a good grip. Place your fingers inside the large circle in the lower right corner to get a good grip.
  • Carefully unsnap and remove the palm rest.

  • Place your fingers inside the large circle in the lower right corner to get a good grip.

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Conclusion

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

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