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  1. Shut down the computer.
    • Shut down the computer.

    • Disconnect the power and all external devices connected to the computer.

    • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock.

  2. Use a Metal Spudger and  remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom  of the  laptop. Use a Metal Spudger and  remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom  of the  laptop.
    • Use a Metal Spudger and remove the rubber foot closet from the bottom of the laptop.

  3. Remove all  of the screws located on the bottom of the laptop:
    • Remove all of the screws located on the bottom of the laptop:

    • 5 Phillips 2.4 x 5.7 mm screws

    • 5 Phillips 2.0 x 5.0 mm screws

    • Make special note of each screw and screw lock size and location during removal and replacement.

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  5. Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.
    • Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.

  6. The keyboard is attached internally by clips. Use a small amount of force when removing the keyboard. Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.
    • The keyboard is attached internally by clips. Use a small amount of force when removing the keyboard.

    • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop.

  7. Raise the keyboard slightly to access the touch pad and keyboard cables.
    • Raise the keyboard slightly to access the touch pad and keyboard cables.

    • Raising the keyboard too far or with excessive force may cause damage to the keyboard, touch pad cables, or their connectors.

  8. Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the touch pad and keyboard to the system board (motherboard).
    • Disconnect the ribbon cables attaching the touch pad and keyboard to the system board (motherboard).

    • Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the motherboard.

    • Use the blue plastic tab on the ribbon cable to pull it out from the lock on the motherboard.

  9. Lift the keyboard away from the base of the laptop.
    • Lift the keyboard away from the base of the laptop.

Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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2 Comments

Where's the replacement?

I have just the keyboard without the panel. How can I replace that?

Melwyn Williams - Reply

you have to pry off like 50 stupid dinky little rubber clips from the underside of the palmrest that hold the keyboard onto the palmrest. then insert your new keyboard and solder it on to the bottom side of the palmrest. I used the little rubber clips as solder when I replaced a non-backlit keyboard for a backlit one on a pavilion x360. it’s tedious, and you do need a soldering rod.

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