Introduction

Removing your keyboard takes a few simple steps.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Slide the battery release latch towards you.

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  • Pull up on the battery to remove it.

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  • Remove the two 8mm Philips screws marked “K” on the bottom of the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them. Image 2/2: Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the screen.

  • Push up on the four latches located at the top of the keyboard with the spudger to release them.

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Image 1/2: Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display. Image 2/2: Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display.
  • Lift the keyboard carefully because it is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon cable.

  • Lift the top of the keyboard towards you. Then, while keeping the keyboard at an angle, lift it towards the display.

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Image 1/2: With the keyboard lifted, locate the blue-striped tab on the underside of the black ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Pull the tab towards you to release the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Rotate the keyboard so that the bottom is visible.

  • With the keyboard lifted, locate the blue-striped tab on the underside of the black ribbon cable.

  • Pull the tab towards you to release the keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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