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
  • 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
  • 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.

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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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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