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Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove your Keyboard in order to replace with a new one of the same model.

Image 1/1: Switch open the left battery lock.
  • Turn over laptop.

  • Switch open the left battery lock.

  • If you are replacing inner components of the laptop, it is recommended to remove the battery first to avoid damage to the laptop.

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  • Hold the right battery lock open with one hand while removing the battery itself with the other.

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Image 1/1: The screws do not actually fully remove from the panel. Loosening them as much as you can will be enough to disconnect them from the laptop.
  • Loosen the five Philips screws that secure the panel.

  • The screws do not actually fully remove from the panel. Loosening them as much as you can will be enough to disconnect them from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened. Image 2/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened. Image 3/3: If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened.
  • Prop open the cover with a plastic opening tool.

  • If the cover does not come off easily, do not force it. Make sure all screws are loosened.

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  • Remove the three 3 mm Phillips screws holding the keyboard in. These screws are designated by an imprinted keyboard picture next to them.

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Image 1/2: DO NOT immediately remove the keyboard as it is still connected underneath by a wire. Image 2/2: DO NOT immediately remove the keyboard as it is still connected underneath by a wire.
  • Carefully pry off the keyboard with your plastic opening tool , moving along the edges.

  • DO NOT immediately remove the keyboard as it is still connected underneath by a wire.

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Image 1/2: The keyboard is still connected to the laptop. Lift it slowly. Image 2/2: Turn over the keyboard to locate the keyboards ribbon cable.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard.

  • The keyboard is still connected to the laptop. Lift it slowly.

  • Turn over the keyboard to locate the keyboards ribbon cable.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift open the ribbon connector that is holding the ribbon cable in its slot.

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Image 1/2: If the cable does not come out easily, ensure that the black ribbon has been completely released. Image 2/2: If the cable does not come out easily, ensure that the black ribbon has been completely released.
  • Remove the cable from its slot.

  • If the cable does not come out easily, ensure that the black ribbon has been completely released.

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Conclusion

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

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