Image 1/1: Disconnect the power and all external devices connected to 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.

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

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Image 1/1: 5 Phillips 2.4 x 5.7 mm screws
  • 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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  • Turn the computer over onto its base, with the computer open and the keyboard facing upward.

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Image 1/2: Use the Plastic Opening Tool to separate the keyboard from the base of the laptop. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: Raising the keyboard too far or with excessive force may  cause damage to the keyboard, touch pad cables, or their connectors.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Using the Heavy-Duty Spudger lift up the plastic locks connecting the ribbon cable to the 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.

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

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Conclusion

Follow these instructions in reverse order to reassemble your device.

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