Introduction

If your palm rest is cracked or scratched, you can replace it using this guide.

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

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Image 1/3: Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch. Image 2/3: Lift the battery up and away from the laptop. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/3: Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop. Image 2/3: Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard. Image 3/3: Sections will make loud snapping noises as they detach from the palm rest - this is normal.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable. Image 2/2: Detach 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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  • Unscrew the 10 6.0 mm screws under the keyboard housing with a Philips #0 head screwdriver.

2 of these marked locations are the holes for the keyboard screws

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Image 1/3: Pry upwards until the palm rest separates from the laptop. Image 2/3: Repeat this process around the entire computer. Image 3/3: These steps will be similar to the ones you took to remove the keyboard. Again, you will hear snapping noises.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the palm rest and the laptop.

  • Pry upwards until the palm rest separates from the laptop.

  • Repeat this process around the entire computer.

  • These steps will be similar to the ones you took to remove the keyboard. Again, you will hear snapping noises.

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  • Lift upwards to remove the palm rest.

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Conclusion

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

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