Introduction

If keys are malfunctioning (sticking or not registering), this guide will explain how to replace your keyboard. To replace your keyboard, you will need to know how to use a screwdriver. Small parts (screws) may be a swallowing hazard for young children; keep all parts in a secure location.

  1. Power off your device and disconnect all external devices connected to the laptop.
    • Power off your device and disconnect all external devices connected to the laptop.

    • Working on your device while it is powered on may cause damage to the laptop or result in electric shock.

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  2. Flip the laptop over and remove the rubber foot with a Metal Spudger.
    • Flip the laptop over and remove the rubber foot with a Metal Spudger.

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    • Remove the screws from the bottom of the laptop with a Phillips 00 Screwdriver.

    • 5 Phillips 2.4 x 5.7 mm screws

    • 7 Phillips 2.0 x 5.0 mm screws

    • Keep the different sized screws separate for future replacement.

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    GIVE TOOLS. FIX FOREVER.

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    • Flip the laptop back over and open it; the keyboard should be facing upwards.

    • Using the Plastic Opening Tool, separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

    • The keyboard is connected to the motherboard with cable ribbons, so be very gentle and careful when lifting the keyboard.

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    • Raising the keyboard, disconnect the first of two cable ribbons with the Heavy-Duty Spudger.

    • Gently flip up the white plastic lock connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the blue plastic tab on the ribbon cable to disconnect the ribbon cable from the lock.

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    • Gently flip up the white plastic lock connecting the second ribbon cable to the motherboard with the Heavy-Duty Spudger.

    • Use the blue purple tab on the ribbon cable to disconnect the ribbon cable from the lock.

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    • After the ribbon cables are disconnected, gently lift up the keyboard to disconnect it from the base of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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