Introduction

Use this guide to remove and install a new keyboard as a whole.

Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.
  • Before beginning, make sure that your computer is turned off and all external power cords are disconnected.

  • Close the laptop and turn it over, so that the underside is up and the silver battery bay is facing towards you.

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Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery. Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward. Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.
  • Locate the battery locking latch on the bottom right corner and slide it inward to unlock the battery.

  • Locate the battery release latch on the bottom left and slide it inward.

  • Pull the battery towards you to remove it from the laptop.

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Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop. While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.
  • Locate the service access cover release lever and slide it to the right.

  • While holding the lever to the right, lift up the laptop's bottom cover gently and remove the cover from the laptop.

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If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.
  • If you are performing any installations after the battery, orient the computer so that the underside is up, and the battery port is facing away from you.

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Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the three 2.0 X 5.0 screws that connect the keyboard to the computer. Each of the screws are labeled with small keyboards next to them.
  • Using a 00 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the three 2.0 X 5.0 screws that connect the keyboard to the computer.

  • Each of the screws are labeled with small keyboards next to them.

  • Flip the computer over so that the front is facing you.

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Open the computer screen as far as possible. It should be able to lay flat on whatever surface you are working on. Pry along the rear edge of the keyboard away from the PC with the plastic opening tool. Once enough of an opening has been established, gently grasp the edge and pull the keyboard towards you.
  • Open the computer screen as far as possible. It should be able to lay flat on whatever surface you are working on.

  • Pry along the rear edge of the keyboard away from the PC with the plastic opening tool.

  • Once enough of an opening has been established, gently grasp the edge and pull the keyboard towards you.

  • There is a cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop, so do not attempt to fully remove the keyboard yet or you will damage your device.

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Use your fingernail to flip up the black retaining flap attached to the keyboard ZIF connector. Pull the keyboard cable out of its socket to disconnect it.
  • Use your fingernail to flip up the black retaining flap attached to the keyboard ZIF connector.

  • Pull the keyboard cable out of its socket to disconnect it.

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Remove the keyboard by lifting it away from the computer.
  • Remove the keyboard by lifting it away from the computer.

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Conclusion

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

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