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HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement

What you need

  1. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Remove Back Plate: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Loosen the 8 Philips screws circled in red in the photo. These screws are captive and should not come out fully.

    • Use pry tool starting at one of the hinges to release the clips all around the back plate

    • Remove plate and set aside.

  2. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Releasing Keyboard: step 2, image 1 of 3 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Releasing Keyboard: step 2, image 2 of 3 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Releasing Keyboard: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Unscrew the 3 Philips screws by the keyboard icons. (Circled in red)

    • The screws are captive and should not be removed fully.

    • Open the laptop screen

    • Use keyboard removal tool to push out the keyboard (circled in green)

    • anything that fits in the hole could be used if tool not available.

  3. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Releasing keyboard: step 3, image 1 of 2 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Releasing keyboard: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Work around the keyboard releasing the clips.

    • Clips are only located on the top, left, and right of the keyboard.

    • flip the keyboard towards the mouse pad taking care not to damage the ribbon cables.

  4. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Release Ribbon Cables: step 4, image 1 of 3 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Release Ribbon Cables: step 4, image 2 of 3 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Release Ribbon Cables: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • with a plastic spudger tool flip up the black clips to release the ribbon cables

    • Gently pull out the cables, there should be no resistance if the clips were opened properly.

    • There may be some adhesive connecting the cable to the keyboard (green arrow).

  5. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Install New Ribbon Cables: step 5, image 1 of 2 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Install New Ribbon Cables: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Gently fold the new ribbon cables at the 15B line

    • Gently push in the ribbon cables and press down the black clips.

    • Make sure that the cables are pushed in far enough. They have a line marking how far they should be inserted.

    • Slide in the bottom clips of the keyboard and flip towards the screen

    • Push the keyboard all around until all of the clips click into place.

  6. HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Reassemble Laptop: step 6, image 1 of 2 HP ProBook 650 G4 Keyboard Replacement, Reassemble Laptop: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Screw in the 3 keyboard screws

    • Push the back plate on and screw in the 8 screws

    • Go around the back plate making sure that it is clipped in all around.

Conclusion

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

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