Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to remove or replace the keyboard of a Dell Studio 1737 laptop.

Slide the battery release slider all the way to the right and push the battery straight out of the back of the computer Slide the battery release slider all the way to the right and push the battery straight out of the back of the computer
  • Slide the battery release slider all the way to the right and push the battery straight out of the back of the computer

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Use a plastic opening tool to detach the internal clips (marked with red boxes in photo) and release the small plastic panel above the keyboard
  • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the internal clips (marked with red boxes in photo) and release the small plastic panel above the keyboard

  • This panel doesn't come off just yet, this step is just to make it easier when it comes time to remove it

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Remove the 4mm ph1 screw under the battery
  • Remove the 4mm ph1 screw under the battery

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Pry black panel away from laptop body starting at the base of the screen Be careful when flipping the panel over, as the panel is still attached by the fragile ribbon cable Flip the panel over onto the keyboard
  • Pry black panel away from laptop body starting at the base of the screen

  • Be careful when flipping the panel over, as the panel is still attached by the fragile ribbon cable

  • Flip the panel over onto the keyboard

  • Detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard as shown

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Starting at the top where you just removed the black panel, pry the black bezel away from the outside of the keyboard
  • Starting at the top where you just removed the black panel, pry the black bezel away from the outside of the keyboard

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Use a small screwdriver to take out the 4 4mm ph1 screws along the top of the keyboard Lift from the top of the keyboard and flip it over onto the palmrest
  • Use a small screwdriver to take out the 4 4mm ph1 screws along the top of the keyboard

  • Lift from the top of the keyboard and flip it over onto the palmrest

  • Again, be very careful of the ribbon cable attaching it, as these are easily damaged

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Remove the ribbon cable as shown Remove the ribbon cable as shown
  • Remove the ribbon cable as shown

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Conclusion

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

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