Introduction

Removing your keyboard takes a few simple steps.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Slide the battery release latch towards you.
    • Slide the battery release latch towards you.

  2. Pull up on the battery to remove it. Pull up on the battery to remove it.
    • Pull up on the battery to remove it.

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

  5. 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.
    • 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.

  6. 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.
    • 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.

  7. 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.
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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