Introduction

This is a moderately difficult process. There aren't many steps, but make sure you follow the first steps closely to insert the card correctly.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Locate the battery lock switches on the left and right top corners of the bottom of the device indicated by the red circles. Image 2/3: Pinch the switches and slide toward the edges of the computer to unlock. Image 3/3: Pinch the switches and slide toward the edges of the computer to unlock.
  • Place the laptop face down in front of you.

  • Locate the battery lock switches on the left and right top corners of the bottom of the device indicated by the red circles.

  • Pinch the switches and slide toward the edges of the computer to unlock.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery from the laptop. Image 2/2: Remove the battery from the laptop.
  • Once the switches have both been unlocked, push the battery upwards away from the rest of the laptop.

  • Remove the battery from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Identify the 5 tabs above the function keys in the crevice that attaches the keyboard to the main frame. Image 2/3: Identify the 5 tabs above the function keys in the crevice that attaches the keyboard to the main frame. Image 3/3: Identify the 5 tabs above the function keys in the crevice that attaches the keyboard to the main frame.
  • Open the laptop so that the screen and keyboard are facing you.

  • Identify the 5 tabs above the function keys in the crevice that attaches the keyboard to the main frame.

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Image 1/3: Use an opening tool to push the middle tab until you hear a click. Begin to push the tool downward into the computer and slide the card along the length of the keyboard, as you overcome the five tabs. Image 2/3: A clicking sound is normal and no cause for alarm. Image 3/3: A clicking sound is normal and no cause for alarm.
  • Use an opening pick to push each tab away from you.

  • Use an opening tool to push the middle tab until you hear a click. Begin to push the tool downward into the computer and slide the card along the length of the keyboard, as you overcome the five tabs.

    • A clicking sound is normal and no cause for alarm.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pry the keyboard from the main frame, starting at the top section. Image 2/3: Look at the intel sticker in this step and the next to orient your computer with the pictures. Image 3/3: Look at the intel sticker in this step and the next to orient your computer with the pictures.
  • Begin to slide the plastic card under the top edge of the keyboard. You will hear popping sounds and the keyboard will eventually be released.

  • Carefully pry the keyboard from the main frame, starting at the top section.

  • Look at the intel sticker in this step and the next to orient your computer with the pictures.

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Image 1/2: Unplug the thin blue connection piece beneath the keyboard. It may pop off on its own while you are prying off the keyboard. Image 2/2: The popping noise will not hurt the computer.
  • Look at the intel sticker in this step and the previous step to orient your computer with the pictures.

  • Unplug the thin blue connection piece beneath the keyboard. It may pop off on its own while you are prying off the keyboard.

    • The popping noise will not hurt the computer.

  • Once the thin blue plastic has been detached, remove the keyboard from the rest of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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