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.

  1. 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.
    • 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.

  2. Once the switches have both been unlocked, push the battery upwards away from the rest of the laptop. 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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  4. 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. 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.

  5. 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.
    • 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

    I cannot get this keyboard out! What’s the trick?

    Seth Lavinder - Reply

    Using a credit card in one of the notches worked for me. With the tab pushed back far enough, there is enough of a gap where you can work the corner of the card in. It doesn’t go in much, but you should be able to slowly slide the card back and forth. As you do, you’ll start to hear the pops as mentioned in the guide. This was the hardest part of the process for me. If you’re still having problems, I’d suggest trying something slightly softer than whatever tool you are using. You want some flexibility that it can work itself into a small spot, but solid enough to slide through that small spot.

    Quentin Hill - Reply

  7. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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