Introduction

This will allow you to properly remove and replace the keyboard.

Remove the charger from the laptop.
  • Remove the charger from the laptop.

  • Turn the laptop over and locate the battery slide lock. Slide the switch and gently lift up the battery.

  • If you are replacing other components, leave the battery out.

  • If you are only replacing the battery, reverse the steps to install a new battery.

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Open laptop lid and extend screen until it is parallel with the keyboard. Locate the notch in the upper right corner of the keyboard (just above the  'page up' button). Insert the plastic spudger and very gently lift the faceplate.  It will make a soft snapping sound.
  • Open laptop lid and extend screen until it is parallel with the keyboard.

  • Locate the notch in the upper right corner of the keyboard (just above the 'page up' button).

  • Insert the plastic spudger and very gently lift the faceplate. It will make a soft snapping sound.

  • Set aside.

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Locate the three philips head screws above the keyboard.  One is above the 'Pause/Break' key; one above the F7 key and one above the 'Esc' key.  Remove all three.
  • Locate the three philips head screws above the keyboard. One is above the 'Pause/Break' key; one above the F7 key and one above the 'Esc' key. Remove all three.

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Gently lift top of keyboard and lay forward on palm rest.
  • Gently lift top of keyboard and lay forward on palm rest.

  • Locate blue pull tab and gently disconnect ribbon cable from motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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I am the author of a high-altitude cookbook. I self-publish. My "A" key decided to stop working on my dell XP, and then the internet would not connect. When I finally purchased a new computer Windows 8, I discovered I could not format it for my hp business injet 2300. This printer is a duplexer, and key to my cookbook business. The other problem was Quark Express 6.1 would not work on it. Two thousand plus seemed a little high for a new Quark. After fiddling around with the internal keyboard and using the "copy and replace function" I decided on a new keyboard. Found a new one on ebay cheap. The instructions here were a blessing. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I now have my XP back working like new. The Windows 8 can be for the internet,

DAWN KLEIN - Reply

Thank you very much. I am glad it helped and your back up and running. Just a side note: Be careful using Windows XP on the Internet these days, since it no longer receives security updates from Microsoft. Thanks again!

Henry -

You gave great directions. I never reassembled something I took apart. Worked like a charm Thanks so much!!!

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