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Introduction

I teach half-disassemble the keyboard for a somewhat deeper cleaning

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  1. Remove the battery / battery as described in the previous tutorial. Basically prying with a flat screwdriver and carefully
    • Remove the battery / battery as described in the previous tutorial. Basically prying with a flat screwdriver and carefully

  2. With a hairdryer, heat the "plastic" and pull it little by little with your hand so as not to break it. Note: Some marking may appear on the plastic if it is pulled incorrectly.
    • With a hairdryer, heat the "plastic" and pull it little by little with your hand so as not to break it.

    • Note: Some marking may appear on the plastic if it is pulled incorrectly.

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  4. Once the plastic was out, we access the screws. Once the plastic was out, we access the screws.
    • Once the plastic was out, we access the screws.

  5. Unscrew the 28 self-tapping "PHILLIPS" screws. I have the habit of placing them in the same order that I take them out so as not to make mistakes when I return.
    • Unscrew the 28 self-tapping "PHILLIPS" screws. I have the habit of placing them in the same order that I take them out so as not to make mistakes when I return.

  6. Carefully pry the tabs around the body of the keyboard. Between the keys F8 and F9 there is another tab. To open it, lift a little from below and pry with the screwdriver as if screwing or unscrewing. Carefully pry the tabs around the body of the keyboard. Between the keys F8 and F9 there is another tab. To open it, lift a little from below and pry with the screwdriver as if screwing or unscrewing. Carefully pry the tabs around the body of the keyboard. Between the keys F8 and F9 there is another tab. To open it, lift a little from below and pry with the screwdriver as if screwing or unscrewing.
    • Carefully pry the tabs around the body of the keyboard. Between the keys F8 and F9 there is another tab. To open it, lift a little from below and pry with the screwdriver as if screwing or unscrewing.

    • With the steps above we would have the middle keyboard disassembled. To reassemble it, follow the same steps in reverse. Careful with the plastic, the first time I hit a little off center and I had to take it off again and paste it, to center it well.

Conclusion

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

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Miguel Cretu

Member since: 01/19/2017

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May I ask if the keyboard was opened with a repair in mind or simply to illustrate the process?

A few keys have stopped being very responsive on my keyboard and I am looking if they can be fixed.

Georgios Tzedakis - Reply

Hi Georgios,

I also had a button that wasn’t working well. This is why I tried to disassemble it. Since these days of confinment I did it again but followed a little more, I can recommend you that you won’t see anything since it is like a laptop keyboard also you also can damage the black label that is very sticked. This 2nd time when I did this process, I melted down one button (the left arrow) and now it is deformed and I had to repair it.

Since the keys mechanism is same as on laptop keyboards, you can try to pull it up by the one side and then the other side with care to don’t damage it.

In my case, the problem was dirty under the button that was sticking the membrane each pushin. I cleaned with alcohol and a small brush and restore it’s functionality.

Miguel Cretu -

Muchas gracias por el tuto!!! aunque me da algo de yuyu el tener que despegarlo... pero me veo que me tocará hacerlo, no se pq la F8 me da pulsaciones sola… Una duda… con que lo has vuelto a pegar?

Miguel Angel Espadero Sánchez - Reply

hola,

l primera vez use su propio pegamento recalentando pero la segunda vez, quite que lo que habia original y use cintas finas doble cara. a mi me ha quedado mal pegado. la proxima vez usare cola de contacto como para las pantallas de los moviles. creo que debe de ir mejor

Miguel Cretu -

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