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  1. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement, Battery: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Ensure the laptop is completely powered off and power adapter is unplugged before removing the battery.

    • Turn over laptop so that the bottom is showing.

    • Unlock the latch.

  2. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the back cover and you will then be able to see the battery.

  3. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Unlatch the two latches securing the battery in the case.

  4. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift and remove the battery.

  5. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement, Keyboard: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two Phillips #0 screws securing the keyboard to the laptop.

    • Turn the laptop over and lift the display to reveal the keyboard.

  6. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Insert the plastic spudger between the keyboard and the housing.

    • Start at the corner.

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    • 4 tabs are located at the top of the keyboard, which lock it in place.

    • Pry and twist the spudger along the top of the keyboard until each tab is released.

  8. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Pull back the keyboard from the top.

    • Be mindful of the fragile cables behind it.

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    • Flip up the connecting flap on each of the three ribbon cables.

    • The small cable on the last picture ist only there, if you have a backlit keyboard. If you want to replace a keyboard without backlight, there will be no cable on your original keyboard.

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    • Remove each of the three cables by gently pulling them from their respective connectors.

  11. HP Elitebook 820 G1 Keyboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the keyboard from the housing.

Conclusion

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

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Good guide. Thanks!

But you missed step 1. Remove two screws that hold the keyboard in place

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