Introduction

This guide is designed to repair a keyboard on the HP flyer red laptop. It will be useful if you are having any of the following issues: visibly broken keys, unresponsive keyboard or non-functioning individual keys.

Image 1/2: With laptop closed flip to look at the underside of the laptop. Image 2/2: With laptop closed flip to look at the underside of the laptop.
  • Make sure your laptop is powered off.

  • With laptop closed flip to look at the underside of the laptop.

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  • On the underside of the laptop towards the hinge for the screen there are two rectangular slide switches located inside of rectangular tracks.

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Image 1/2: Inside the rectangular track of this switch there is an image of a closed lock that should be visible. Push this switch to the other end of the track and an image of an open lock should be visible. Image 2/2: Inside the rectangular track of this switch there is an image of a closed lock that should be visible. Push this switch to the other end of the track and an image of an open lock should be visible.
  • The left switch is the battery unlock switch.

  • Inside the rectangular track of this switch there is an image of a closed lock that should be visible. Push this switch to the other end of the track and an image of an open lock should be visible.

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Image 1/1: Grab the battery and pull it out of the slot.
  • Then take and slide the other switch to the other end of its track which will pop out the battery.

  • Grab the battery and pull it out of the slot.

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  • Next locate and unscrew the two 4mm Phllips #1 screws with the keyboard symbol located towards the middle and top of the bottom of the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard upwards from the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Use another plastic opening tool with the first plastic opening tool you placed to undo every plastic clasp surrounding the keyboard. Image 3/3: Use another plastic opening tool with the first plastic opening tool you placed to undo every plastic clasp surrounding the keyboard.
  • Next turn the laptop over and flip open the screen.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the keyboard upwards from the bottom right hand corner of the keyboard.

  • Use another plastic opening tool with the first plastic opening tool you placed to undo every plastic clasp surrounding the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: Gently slide the ribbon wire out of its slot. Image 2/3: Gently slide the ribbon wire out of its slot. Image 3/3: Gently slide the ribbon wire out of its slot.
  • Next lift up the keyboard gently and use the plastic opening tool to undo the ribbon wire by unclasping the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector to the laptop.

  • Gently slide the ribbon wire out of its slot.

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Conclusion

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

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