Introduction

If you have experienced a malfunction with your keys or overall keyboard, you should change the entire keyboard on your HP Mini 311.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Lay the laptop  on a flat surface, bottom side up and slide the two battery release latches toward the outside of the case.
    • Lay the laptop on a flat surface, bottom side up and slide the two battery release latches toward the outside of the case.

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  2. Slide the battery away from the device to remove.
    • Slide the battery away from the device to remove.

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    • With the device still in a bottom side up position, proceed to unscrew the two 4.8mm Phillips 00 screws from the memory shield.

    • The screws will remain in the shied.

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    • Lift the memory shield up and remove from the laptop.

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    • Grab the left black, plastic tab and carefully pull upward.

    • Be sure to pull carefully. Pulling too forcefully may damage the tab.

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    • Grab a hold of the wire connecting the hard drive and the device.

    • Pull upward, perpendicular to the surface of the laptop, releasing the connector tethering the hard drive to the motherboard.

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    • Unscrew the four Phillip 00 5.6 mm screws located around the wireless card and RAM.

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    • Open the laptop so that the screen and front of the keyboard are both facing the ground.

    • Push on the opening on the back side of the device until the keyboard partially pops out.

    • This opening is located where the original hard drive was set.

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    • Flip the device around and orient it so that the screen and keyboard are facing you.

    • Starting at the right side, work your way towards the left end and remove the keyboard by unhinging the latches attaching it to the base of the device.

    • The right side of the keyboard should be unattached.

    • Be gentle and patient. You don't want to pull the entire keyboard at once, but rather pull by sections.

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    • Carefully pull the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard and the laptop to remove from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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