Introduction

Replacing a defective keyboard is a fairly simple and easy task, requiring little tools and prior knowledge.

Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment. Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment.
  • Remove the 3.9 mm Phillips #1 screw from the battery compartment.

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Locate the laptop battery release button lock Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward. Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward.
  • Locate the laptop battery release button lock

  • Push the battery release in the direction of the arrow, and pull upward.

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Remove the battery from its compartment.
  • Remove the battery from its compartment.

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Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard. Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard.
  • Use an opening tool or flat tool to remove the plastic cover above the keyboard.

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Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place. Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place.
  • Remove the two 3.9mm Philips #1 screws that are holding the keyboard in place.

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Using an opening tool, carefully release the keyboard from the case. Making sure not to tear or damage the wires still connecting it to the laptop.
  • Using an opening tool, carefully release the keyboard from the case.

  • Making sure not to tear or damage the wires still connecting it to the laptop.

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Carfully lift the key board. Lift only about 3 - 4 inches so that the wires holding the keyboard do not get damaged. Pull on the blue tab to unplug the keyboard.
  • Carfully lift the key board.

  • Lift only about 3 - 4 inches so that the wires holding the keyboard do not get damaged.

  • Pull on the blue tab to unplug the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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