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Introduction

Removing the keyboard will require removing the bottom door before turning it over to remove the keyboard. Be wary of any loose components when the laptop is turned right side up.

Parts

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  1. Make sure the computer is shut off and the power cord is unplugged from the AC outlet.
    • Make sure the computer is shut off and the power cord is unplugged from the AC outlet.

    • Slide the two release latches on either side of the battery.

    • Gently tilt the battery upward and remove it from its socket.

  2. Turn the computer so the bottom is facing towards you.
    • Turn the computer so the bottom is facing towards you.

    • Remove the one 3.0 mm Phillips PM2.0x3.0 security screw.

    • The security screw is an optional feature and isn't required to hold the backing if there is not one screwed in place.

    • Slide the release latches then pull the door towards you. Lift the door away to completely remove it.

  3. Remove four 6.0 mm Phillips PM2.5x6.0 screws.
    • Remove four 6.0 mm Phillips PM2.5x6.0 screws.

  4. Turn the computer over and position it right-side up in order and open the computer as far as possible.
    • Turn the computer over and position it right-side up in order and open the computer as far as possible.

  5. Move the keyboard in a downward fashion towards the palm rest.
    • Move the keyboard in a downward fashion towards the palm rest.

  6. Lift the top of the keyboard at an angle and then gently pull it up and away from the palm rest.
    • Lift the top of the keyboard at an angle and then gently pull it up and away from the palm rest.

    • Only pull the keyboard up enough to release it. The cable beneath the keyboard will still be attached to the system board.

  7. Disconnect the keyboard cable by lifting the latch at the center of the system board.
    • Disconnect the keyboard cable by lifting the latch at the center of the system board.

    • Completely remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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Precise and clear guide. Great Work!!!

Mario Mutale - Reply

Easy to follow and a great help to get the job done. Thanks

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