Introduction

If your keyboard is not working, keys are sticking, or keys are missing, it may be time to replace your keyboard.

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  • Turn the laptop upside down with the battery compartment facing you.

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  • Slide the battery release latch to the right and hold in place.

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  • Lift the front edge of the battery up and remove it from the compartment.

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  • Have your device open in front of you for easy access to the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: ''Be careful not to damage any components with the tool while prying.''
  • Using a metal spudger, pry up on the plastic piece above the keyboard containing the power button.

  • Be careful not to damage any components with the tool while prying.

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Image 1/1: ''When lifting this piece, be careful not to damage the ribbon strip connected to it.''
  • Lift the plastic piece up.

  • When lifting this piece, be careful not to damage the ribbon strip connected to it.

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Image 1/3: Carefully disconnect the ribbon strip from the keyboard by pressing on the tabs at the edges. Image 2/3: Remove plastic piece and set aside. Image 3/3: Remove plastic piece and set aside.
  • Place the plastic piece on the keyboard so the ribbon strip is easily accessible.

  • Carefully disconnect the ribbon strip from the keyboard by pressing on the tabs at the edges.

  • Remove plastic piece and set aside.

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  • Locate the four 2x2 mm screws that hold the keyboard in place.

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  • Unscrew the four 2x2 mm screws with a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: ''When lifting the keyboard, be sure not to damage the ribbon strip that is connected to it.'' Image 2/2: ''When lifting the keyboard, be sure not to damage the ribbon strip that is connected to it.''
  • Lift the keyboard up.

  • When lifting the keyboard, be sure not to damage the ribbon strip that is connected to it.

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  • Locate where the ribbon strip is connected to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: ''Be careful during this step as these clips are very easy to break.'' Image 2/2: ''Be careful during this step as these clips are very easy to break.''
  • Pry at the edges of the plastic clip holding the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

  • Be careful during this step as these clips are very easy to break.

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  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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