Introduction

The keyboard may not be working for a variety of reasons and may need to be replaced.

  1. Our device did not come with a battery, therefore  no battery will be shown.
    • Our device did not come with a battery, therefore no battery will be shown.

    • Make sure to turn off the laptop before starting and flipping it upside down.

    • Slide the lock to the right, located slightly above the battery location.

    • While pulling the lock, pull the battery out, keeping it flat and parallel to the laptop so that it slides out easily.

  2. Remove the 3 Phillips 2.5x5 screws (closest to the battery slot) and the 2 Phillips 2.5x6.5 screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Remove the 3 Phillips 2.5x5 screws (closest to the battery slot) and the 2 Phillips 2.5x6.5 screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • This screws will have a keyboard symbol inscribed next to them.

    • Use the Phillips # 1 screwdriver to unscrew the 2.5x6 Phillips screws holding the L-shaped back panel.

    • Screws should stay in panel, but come free of the laptop body.

    • Gently use a plastic opening tool to remove the panel.

    • Unscrew the final Phillips 2.5x5 keyboard screw with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • Flip the laptop so the top is facing up again and open the cover.

    • Use a metal spudger to pry the keyboard up and pull it back.

    • Be sure to pry up the board itself and not an individual key.

    • This process has the risk of breaking keys.

    • Pull up the latch that connects the keyboard connector the the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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