Introduction

Replacing the power button is a simple task following this guide, be careful to not disturb any of the surrounding wires when removing the switch.

Make sure the computer is powered down before beginning your work Remove the battery and set it aside, there is a small clip that slides to free the battery.
  • Make sure the computer is powered down before beginning your work

  • Remove the battery and set it aside, there is a small clip that slides to free the battery.

  • Unscrew the two 4.7mm screws below the battery.

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Remove seven 8.6mm screws from the left and right side of the battery compartment There are 2 screws to the left of the compartment, 3 to the right, and 2 along the bottom side.
  • Remove seven 8.6mm screws from the left and right side of the battery compartment

  • There are 2 screws to the left of the compartment, 3 to the right, and 2 along the bottom side.

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Flip the laptop over and open it up. Using a plastic opening tool carefully pry up along the edge of the plastic bezel at the top of the keyboard. Getting the lip of the plastic opening tool under the edge of the bezel and moving it along the right and left edges helps to make removal easier.
  • Flip the laptop over and open it up.

  • Using a plastic opening tool carefully pry up along the edge of the plastic bezel at the top of the keyboard.

  • Getting the lip of the plastic opening tool under the edge of the bezel and moving it along the right and left edges helps to make removal easier.

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Remove two 5.5mm screws from the top of the keyboard Using a plastic opening tool push inward along the edges of the keyboard to release the holding clips
  • Remove two 5.5mm screws from the top of the keyboard

  • Using a plastic opening tool push inward along the edges of the keyboard to release the holding clips

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Lift the keyboard upwards
  • Lift the keyboard upwards

  • Be careful not to pull too hard on the keyboard as it is still attached to the laptop by the ribbon connector.

  • Using the plastic opening tool push up on the black clip holding the connector ribbon.

  • Pull out the ribbon connector to remove the keyboard.

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With the keyboard removed use the plastic opening tool to lift the black clip holding the connector ribbon for the power switch.
  • With the keyboard removed use the plastic opening tool to lift the black clip holding the connector ribbon for the power switch.

  • Gently pull out the connector ribbon from the inlet using the attached plastic pull

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Using a plastic opening tool carefully pull apart the clips holding in the power button and control unit.
  • Using a plastic opening tool carefully pull apart the clips holding in the power button and control unit.

  • There are four clips holding the button unit facing inward. Two push down clips hold the control unit.

  • Slide the power under the screen cables to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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