Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Push the latch to the unlocked position. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • Gently take out the battery.

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Image 1/2: Using a Phillips screwdriver with a  PH0 bit, remove both the 7mm and 5.5mm screws. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: 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 Image 2/2: Remove the RAM panel 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.

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

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

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

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  • Once the keyboard is lifted, disconnect the band.

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Conclusion

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

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