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Introduction

This guide will require removal of 13x7mm screws.

  1. The yellow circle represents the rubber covering that protects the screw. And the red circle represents the screws. Flip the laptop  such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.
    • The yellow circle represents the rubber covering that protects the screw. And the red circle represents the screws.

    • Flip the laptop such that the base of the laptop should face you. Remove the rubber covering with help of any sharp pointed object and then unscrew the screw.

  2. Using a plastic opening tool or the spudger to separate the keyboard from the frame of the laptop. Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath. Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.
    • Using a plastic opening tool or the spudger to separate the keyboard from the frame of the laptop.

    • Gently lower the keyboard towards you to expose the wires attached beneath.

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  4. Lift the black flap in the left black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon gently towards you until it is disconnected. Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected. Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.
    • Lift the black flap in the left black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon gently towards you until it is disconnected.

    • Lift the white flap in the right black rectangle and pull the blue ribbon towards you until it is disconnected.

  5. Lift keyboard slightly and remove the strip gently so is not damaging any parts . The tape has no function other than to keep the wire tucked away.
    • Lift keyboard slightly and remove the strip gently so is not damaging any parts . The tape has no function other than to keep the wire tucked away.

  6. Keyboard is now detached from the laptop and can be placed to the side.
    • Keyboard is now detached from the laptop and can be placed to the side.

Conclusion

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

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10 Comments

In the black variant of this model I found that there are two screws under the rubber feet near the hinge.

Justin Cowen - Reply

Super easy repair, keep track of your screws and be very careful with ribbon that connects keyboard and Touch pad.

Terry - Reply

This was very close to a similar HP Chromebook I had to repair recently. Such a beautiful and simple process. I cleaned the keyboard connectors and everything functioned perfectly after I was done. The whole process took about 30 minutes (allotting 10 minutes to find my rubbing alcohol that my wife hid from me).

Josh Bollman - Reply

Any idea how to get the replacement keyboard?

Pawel Wozniak - Reply

At the top of this page under "Relevant parts" there is a link to purchase the keyboard replacement.

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