Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to take out the keyboard from your laptop and replace it with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: The battery may be warm or even HOT to the touch.
  • Make sure the laptop is powered OFF. Gently turn the laptop over and place it on a flat surface.

  • The battery may be warm or even HOT to the touch.

  • Locate the battery EJECT latch.

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Image 1/2: The battery will be lifted out of the laptop slightly as you press the latch over as far as it will go. Image 2/2: When replacing the battery, you '''DO NOT''' need to adjust the latch. Once the battery is replaced, snap it into place and the latch will return to normal.
  • Grab the laptop firmly on the side and using your thumb, press the eject latch towards the OUTER edge of the device.

  • The battery will be lifted out of the laptop slightly as you press the latch over as far as it will go.

  • When replacing the battery, you DO NOT need to adjust the latch. Once the battery is replaced, snap it into place and the latch will return to normal.

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Image 1/2: Once the battery is out, you will be able to check the battery label for the replacement part number. Image 2/2: The part number is needed when purchasing a new battery.
  • Pull the battery up and towards you to remove it from the laptop chassis.

  • Once the battery is out, you will be able to check the battery label for the replacement part number.

  • The part number is needed when purchasing a new battery.

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Image 1/3: The three screws circled in red are 9mm  Phillip's #00 screws. Image 2/3: The three screws circle in orange are 5mm Phillip's #00 screws. Image 3/3: The three screws circled in yellow are 6mm Phillip's #00 screws.
  • Use a Phillip's #00 screwdriver to remove all of the circled screws. Apply moderate pressure to each screw to avoid stripping it.

  • The three screws circled in red are 9mm Phillip's #00 screws.

  • The three screws circle in orange are 5mm Phillip's #00 screws.

  • The three screws circled in yellow are 6mm Phillip's #00 screws.

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Image 1/2: Lift the keyboard vertically to detach it from the top assembly. Image 2/2: Lift the keyboard vertically to detach it from the top assembly.
  • Insert the rubber spudger gently below the edge of the keyboard.

  • Lift the keyboard vertically to detach it from the top assembly.

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Image 1/1:
  • Flip the keyboard over. It may be easiest to hold it up in order to detach its wire assembly.

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  • Use your plastic spudger to unlock the two white sliding connectors located on the left and right side of the device by gently pushing them out.

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Image 1/1: It should come out very easily; do not force it.
  • With the white sliding connectors unlocked, gently grab the connector power cable and pull it out.

  • It should come out very easily; do not force it.

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Conclusion

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

McKenzie Coleman

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