Introduction

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

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Shut the screen, and lay the computer face-down on a flat, sturdy surface. Orient the computer to match the image.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Remove the three 6.0mm screws.
  • 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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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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

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Image 1/2: Detach the cable connectors from the computer by gripping each cable connector close to the computer contact point and pulling up gently. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Lay the keyboard face down.
  • 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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Image 1/1: Lift the keyboard off the keyboard frame.
  • 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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