Introduction

This is a step by step guide to show how to replace the keyboard.

Remove the battery covers and the four batteries.
  • Remove the battery covers and the four batteries.

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Remove the four plastic caps with a metal spudger to expose the 6.0 mm Philips JIS #0 case screws. Remove the eight 6.0 mm JIS #0 case screws.
  • Remove the four plastic caps with a metal spudger to expose the 6.0 mm Philips JIS #0 case screws.

  • Remove the eight 6.0 mm JIS #0 case screws.

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Using a plastic opening tool, separate the two pieces of the case carefully. Using a plastic opening tool, separate the two pieces of the case carefully.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, separate the two pieces of the case carefully.

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Remove the six 6.5 mm Philips J0 screws that are connected to the circuit board. Use light pressure to prevent damage to the circuit board.
  • Remove the six 6.5 mm Philips J0 screws that are connected to the circuit board.

    • Use light pressure to prevent damage to the circuit board.

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Remove the 9.0 mm Philips J0 screw from the blue plastic cover.
  • Remove the 9.0 mm Philips J0 screw from the blue plastic cover.

  • Once the screw is removed, remove the blue plastic cover.

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Remove the two 4.0 mm Philips J0  screws located on the orange case. Use gentle force to prevent stripping of screws.
  • Remove the two 4.0 mm Philips J0 screws located on the orange case.

    • Use gentle force to prevent stripping of screws.

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Remove the two "L" shaped brackets located on both sides of the device. Use the magnetic mat to store these brackets. Use the magnetic mat to store these brackets.
  • Remove the two "L" shaped brackets located on both sides of the device.

    • Use the magnetic mat to store these brackets.

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Locate the spring that was connected to the "L" shaped bracket and slowly remove it.
  • Locate the spring that was connected to the "L" shaped bracket and slowly remove it.

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Gently lift the circuit board from the case using a plastic opening tool. Make sure to use a plastic opening tool for this step.
  • Gently lift the circuit board from the case using a plastic opening tool.

    • Make sure to use a plastic opening tool for this step.

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Remove the 3.5 mm Philips J0 screw located underneath the circuit board.
  • Remove the 3.5 mm Philips J0 screw located underneath the circuit board.

    • Keep the circuit board out of the way to avoid damaging it.

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Slowly remove the keyboard panel.
  • Slowly remove the keyboard panel.

    • Use a spudger if necessary.

  • The keys will fall out once the keyboard panel is removed.

  • Remove all of the keys and set them aside with the keyboard panel.

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Gently remove the keyboard circuit board with a plastic opening tool.
  • Gently remove the keyboard circuit board with a plastic opening tool.

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Conclusion

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

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