Introduction

Use this guide to replace the entire keyboard if it is unresponsive or not functioning properly.

Ensure that the laptop is completely powered off, then flip it over to identify the battery latch located towards the bottom of the back panel. Push the latch to the unlocked position.
  • Ensure that the laptop is completely powered off, then flip it over to identify the battery latch located towards the bottom of the back panel.

  • Push the latch to the unlocked position.

Gently take out the battery.
  • Gently take out the battery.

On the back panel of the laptop are two screws which have a keyboard symbol next to them. Using a Phillips screwdriver with a  PH0 bit, remove both the 7mm and 5.5mm screws.
  • On the back panel of the laptop are two screws which have a keyboard symbol next to them.

  • Using a Phillips screwdriver with a PH0 bit, remove both the 7mm and 5.5mm screws.

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From left to right, unscrew the  5.5mm screw, the 7mm screw, and the 5.5mm screw located in the battery panel with the screwdriver. From left to right, unscrew the  5.5mm screw, the 7mm screw, and the 5.5mm screw located in the battery panel with the screwdriver.
  • From left to right, unscrew the 5.5mm screw, the 7mm screw, and the 5.5mm screw located in the battery panel with the screwdriver.

Remove the RAM panel by unscrewing the three screws with the PH0 Screwdriver Bit. The screws do not come free from the panel. They only need to be loosened enough so that the panel can be lifted/pried using a plastic opening tool
  • Remove the RAM panel by unscrewing the three screws with the PH0 Screwdriver Bit.

  • The screws do not come free from the panel. They only need to be loosened enough so that the panel can be lifted/pried using a plastic opening tool

  • Remove the RAM panel using a plastic opening tool.

Inside the RAM panel, use the screwdriver to remove the 5mm screw pictured.
  • Inside the RAM panel, use the screwdriver to remove the 5mm screw pictured.

Flip the laptop back over and lift the lid to expose the keyboard.
  • Flip the laptop back over and lift the lid to expose the keyboard.

Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard. Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry up the keyboard.

Once the keyboard is lifted, disconnect the band. Once the keyboard is lifted, disconnect the band.
  • Once the keyboard is lifted, disconnect the band.

Conclusion

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

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