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

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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

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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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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Conclusion

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

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