Introduction

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

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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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
  • 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 Safely pull the battery upwards and out from the laptop
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 Only use a metal spudger as a last resort
  • 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.

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