Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the keyboard, in case you need to replace it.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.
  • Turn off down the computer, and unplug the computer from all external power sources.

  • Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.

  • Locate the battery release switch, as indicated in the image. Sliding this switch from right to left will release the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.
  • Remove the two 11.0mm screws at the corners on either side of the battery compartment.

  • Remove the three 6.0mm screws.

  • Remove the two 5.0mm screws.

  • Remove the 6.0mm screw in the middle of the battery compartment.

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Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.
  • Turn the computer over and open the screen. This provides access to the screen hinges.

  • The keyboard switch cover is attached to the computer with a series of snaps. With a flathead screwdriver, pry up the switch cover until it pops free.

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Be careful not to bend the keyboard switch cover too far when removing it.
  • Be careful not to bend the keyboard switch cover too far when removing it.

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Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.
  • Next, remove the keyboard. Push on the keyboard frame above the function keys and slide the keyboard toward the screen.

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Carefully lift the trackpad-side edge of the keyboard to reveal the LED and keyboard cable connectors. Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.
  • Carefully lift the trackpad-side edge of the keyboard to reveal the LED and keyboard cable connectors.

  • Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently.

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This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.
  • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

    • Lay the keyboard face down.

    • Remove the four 3.00mm screws that attach the keyboard to the keyboard frame.

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This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.
  • This step is for replacing the keyboard only. If you are not replacing the keyboard, skip this step.

    • Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.

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Conclusion

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

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Hey is keyboard replacement same or very similiar procedure with hp dv8000?

Arkadiusz Gąsior - Reply

Brilliant. This is the best tutorial out there. Many thanks indeed!!!!

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