Introduction

Keyboard removal is necessary to replace heat sink paste and ram.

Image 1/3: Flip to the backside of the laptop. Image 2/3: Using a Philips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover. Image 3/3: Using the same screwdriver, unscrew the 8mm screws.
  • Turn off computer before starting.

  • Flip to the backside of the laptop.

  • Using a Philips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover.

  • Using the same screwdriver, unscrew the 8mm screws.

    • The screws may not completely fall out of the laptop, just ensure they are unscrewed as far as they will go.

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Image 1/1: Slide the locking tabs down using a blue plastic opening tool or your fingernail.
  • Flip over the laptop to the top side, and open the laptop.

  • Slide the locking tabs down using a blue plastic opening tool or your fingernail.

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Image 1/2: Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer. Image 2/2: Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the keyboard gently towards you.

    • Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer.

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Image 1/1: The keyboard should now be free of the computer.
  • Pull up on both sides of the black locking tab of the connector.

  • The keyboard should now be free of the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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No parts required to *replace* the keyboard?

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