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.

Make sure your laptop is powered off. 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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Then take and slide the other switch to the other end of its track which will pop out the battery.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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. 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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