Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the keyboard on your laptop.

  1. Power laptop off and make sure it is not plugged into charger
    • Power laptop off and make sure it is not plugged into charger

    • Close laptop

    • Turn laptop over and set it down

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  2. Locate battery release buttons and place thumbs on them
    • Locate battery release buttons and place thumbs on them

    • Push inward towards the center of laptop (it may take a lot of pressure). Battery should release once buttons are completely pushed in

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    • Safely pull the battery upwards and out from the laptop

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    • Remove rectangular rubber tops with a spudger

    • Remove the two 4.60 mm PH#1 screws located under rectangular rubber tops.

    • Remove plastic edge covering with the blue plastic opening tool.

    • Remove two 4.63 mm PH#1 screws located under plastic edge covering.

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    • Use Phillips screwdriver #1

    • Remove all nine 7.09 mm PH#1 screw black screws including small rectangular cover.

    • Remove the three 7.14 mm PH#1 screws.

    • Remove the one 7.09 mm PH#1 screw that will be underneath the small rectangular cover

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    • Remove disc tray

    • Locate screw within computer that is inside of where the disc tray was

    • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the screw

    • Set laptop down and open laptop so the keyboard is facing you

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    • Using a spudger or plastic opening tool, pry along siding of keyboard, where it connects to the rest of the laptop

    • Pry until you are able to lift entire face and keyboard

    • Only cables should be connecting it underneath

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    • Disconnect/ unplug cables using plastic opening tool.

    • Separate the keyboard panel from the laptop with your hands.

    • Turn around the laptop and lay it flat.

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    • Use a spudger to pry around the first layer of the silver panel until you are able to remove it

    • Only use a metal spudger as a last resort

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    • Using a spudger tool, start prying around the second layer of the silver panel until you are able to remove it

    • Only use a metal spudger as a last resort

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Conclusion

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

One Comment

Thank you so much, this guide is very helpful.

Rodolfo Trujillo - Reply

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