Introduction

If you are trying to type and your keyboard is not responding or creating a response on your screen, replacing the keyboard might resolve this issue.

Parts

No parts required.

Make sure that your device is properly shut down and unplugged from any outlet.
  • Make sure that your device is properly shut down and unplugged from any outlet.

  • Flip Pavilion over so that the bottom faces up and locate the battery in the bottom left corner.

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Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place. Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place.
  • Press and slide up the battery release tab with your thumb until the battery pops out of place.

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Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket. Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket.
  • Using two fingers, pry the rest of the battery out of the socket.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws and place in a secure area until the end of the project.

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Flip laptop back over and open as far as it can go.
  • Flip laptop back over and open as far as it can go.

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Use the flat edge of the plastic spudger inserted under the bottom of the strip cover and pry upwards to un-clip the cover, starting at the right and moving to the left.
  • Use the flat edge of the plastic spudger inserted under the bottom of the strip cover and pry upwards to un-clip the cover, starting at the right and moving to the left.

  • If the plastic spudger is not doing the trick, try using the metal spudger careful to not pop any keys out.

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Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove. Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove.
  • Use hands to completely lift off the strip cover and remove.

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Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws from the top of the keyboard and set aside.
  • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver again, unscrew all four Phillips PM 2.5X13.0mm screws from the top of the keyboard and set aside.

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Using your hands, lift the keyboard up from the top towards yourself until the keyboard is resting in your hand. Do not aggressively pull at the keyboard for risk of ripping the connector cable.
  • Using your hands, lift the keyboard up from the top towards yourself until the keyboard is resting in your hand.

  • Do not aggressively pull at the keyboard for risk of ripping the connector cable.

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Gently slide out the connecting cable from the laptop to the keyboard. Do not aggressively pull at the connecting cable.
  • Gently slide out the connecting cable from the laptop to the keyboard.

  • Do not aggressively pull at the connecting cable.

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Completely remove the keyboard from the rest of the laptop.
  • Completely remove the keyboard from the rest of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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