Introduction

You may need to replace your keyboard due to failure. You will need a Phillips 1 screwdriver for this guide.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off and unplug the laptop.
  • Turn off and unplug the laptop.

    • Failure to properly turn off device before handling the battery could result in electrical shock.

  • Flip the laptop so the underside is facing up with the battery closest to you.

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Slide the locking switch to the left to release the battery. Slide the locking switch to the left to release the battery. Slide the locking switch to the left to release the battery.
  • Slide the locking switch to the left to release the battery.

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Gently pull the battery away from the device.
  • Gently pull the battery away from the device.

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Remove the single 3mm screw underneath the battery with a #1 Phillips screw driver, which holds the media control cover.
  • Remove the single 3mm screw underneath the battery with a #1 Phillips screw driver, which holds the media control cover.

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Flip the laptop over and flatten it out as much as possible. Unsnap the media control cover from the laptop starting nearest to the display.
  • Flip the laptop over and flatten it out as much as possible.

  • Unsnap the media control cover from the laptop starting nearest to the display.

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Remove the two 3mm screws with a #1 Phillips screwdriver,  holding down the keyboard. Remove the two 3mm screws with a #1 Phillips screwdriver,  holding down the keyboard.
  • Remove the two 3mm screws with a #1 Phillips screwdriver, holding down the keyboard.

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Slowly lift the keyboard away from the base.
  • Slowly lift the keyboard away from the base.

  • If you pull to hard you risk breaking the keyboard cable connector from the motherboard.

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Flip up the black tab on the keyboard ZIF connector and unplug the cable. Flip up the black tab on the keyboard ZIF connector and unplug the cable. Flip up the black tab on the keyboard ZIF connector and unplug the cable.
  • Flip up the black tab on the keyboard ZIF connector and unplug the cable.

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Remove the keyboard
  • Remove the keyboard

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Conclusion

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

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