Introduction

Have the replacement keyboard ready to install before disassembly.

Ground yourself by either touching an unpainted metal surface or by using the Anti-Static wrist strap. Turn off the computer and remove the charger from the charging port. Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers.
  • Ground yourself by either touching an unpainted metal surface or by using the Anti-Static wrist strap.

  • Turn off the computer and remove the charger from the charging port.

  • Turn the laptop over and slide the battery release catch to the right. The battery will pop up from its slot. Remove it using your fingers.

Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four screws from the indicated cover. Gently lift and remove the cover.
  • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the four screws from the indicated cover.

  • Gently lift and remove the cover.

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Remove the five 6mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the five 6mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the five 6mm screws with the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Pry the keyboard off with a spudger. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and damage any components. Pry the keyboard off with a spudger. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and damage any components.
  • Pry the keyboard off with a spudger. Be careful not to apply too much pressure and damage any components.

Disconnect the clip attaching the keyboard wiring to the motherboard. Lift and remove the keyboard. Disconnect the clip attaching the keyboard wiring to the motherboard. Lift and remove the keyboard.
  • Disconnect the clip attaching the keyboard wiring to the motherboard. Lift and remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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