Introduction

This guide is made to assist a user in replacing an HP Pavilion dv7-1285dx keyboard.

  1. Ensure the device is powered down and unplugged.
    • Ensure the device is powered down and unplugged.

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

    • Slide the black slider to the right and lift the battery out of its compartment.

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  2. Using a Phillips Screwdriver,  remove the four Phillips M25x3.0 head screws.
    • Using a Phillips Screwdriver, remove the four Phillips M25x3.0 head screws.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool on both the left and right sides to remove the upper portion of the top plate.

    • Orient the device such that it’s partially opened (a little less than a 45 degree angle) and the hinge faces up.

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    • Orient the laptop so the screen is open and facing you.

    • Grasp the top plate near the hinge and pull up.

    • This should expose a white ribbon cable.

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    • Locate the dark grey slide on the sides of the ribbon cable plug.

    • Using the plastic opening tool, push both sides of the dark gray slide towards the screen of the computer.

    • Unplug the ribbon cable and set the top plate aside.

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    • Locate the four Phillips M2.0x2 head screws at the top of the keyboard and remove them.

    • Gently lift the keyboard up from the screen side and pull the keyboard towards the screen.

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    • Locate the black ribbon cable attaching the keyboard to the computer.

    • Find the grey slides on the side of the ribbon cable plug.

    • Use the plastic opening tool to move the grey slides toward the screen.

    • Unplug the black ribbon cable.

    • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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