Introduction

This will show you how to remove the keyboard from the laptop. Removal of the keyboard acts both as a prerequisite to removal of other components and as a method of repair in its own right. Removal and replacement of the keyboard could fox issues such as broken keys.

  1. Make sure the laptop is not plugged into any wall outlets or the charger
    • Make sure the laptop is not plugged into any wall outlets or the charger

    • Unlock the battery by sliding the right-hand switch to the right.

  2. While holding the left-hand switch to the left position, pull the battery away from the laptop.
    • While holding the left-hand switch to the left position, pull the battery away from the laptop.

    • The battery is now fully removed and the laptop will not power on without it.

    • Using the #0 Philips head, unscrew the indicated screw.

    • Carefully pull the RAM cover up and away.

    • Unscrew the indicated 5.7mm screw beneath the RAM Cover.

    • Remove another screw above the battery release tab

    • Using a thin plastic tool (such as a guitar pick or spudger) at the top of the keyboard just above the F7 key, gently pry the keyboard away.

    • Move the spudger to either end at the top of the keyboard to fully undo all plastic clips.

    • Carefully tip the keyboard upwards and pull it slightly away from the body of the laptop.

    • Be careful not to put stress on the ribbon cable below.

    • Carefully unclip the ribbon cable by tipping the keyboard towards the screen.

    • The keyboard is now completely disconnected.

Conclusion

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

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