Introduction

If your laptop has sticky keys or a totally malfunctioning keyboard, use this guide to replace the keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).
  • Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).

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Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you. Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch. Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you.

  • Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch.

  • Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.

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Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest. Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop. Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest.

  • Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop.

  • Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.

  • Sections will make loud snapping noises as they detach from the palm rest - this is normal.

there are 2 screws on the back that are marked with a mini keyboard. these have to be removed before lifting the keyboard

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Lift the  keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed. Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.
  • Lift the keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed.

  • Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.

  • Detach the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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