Using the Philips head screwdriver remove the three screws on the bottom panel.
  • Using the Philips head screwdriver remove the three screws on the bottom panel.

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Using your fingers slide the panel away from the battery to remove it.
  • Using your fingers slide the panel away from the battery to remove it.

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There are  three screws that need to be removed in order to remove the keyboard. They are labeled with M2X6 and the image of a keyboard
  • There are three screws that need to be removed in order to remove the keyboard.

  • They are labeled with M2X6 and the image of a keyboard

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Once the screw on the bottom have been removed, open the laptop so that you can access the keyboard.
  • Once the screw on the bottom have been removed, open the laptop so that you can access the keyboard.

  • starting at the top left corner of the keyboard insert a prying tool between the keyboard and the laptop casing.

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Once the top of the keyboard has been released the keyboard can be pulled away from the bottom.
  • Once the top of the keyboard has been released the keyboard can be pulled away from the bottom.

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To release the cable the white tab holding it in must be lifted up.
  • To release the cable the white tab holding it in must be lifted up.

  • Using your fingers lift the tab so that it points up

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The cable is now free and the keyboard can be removed.
  • The cable is now free and the keyboard can be removed.

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When replacing the keyboard make sure the the bottom is slid in first.
  • When replacing the keyboard make sure the the bottom is slid in first.

  • Finish it by pushing down on the top of the keyboard down until you hear each part pop in.

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Conclusion

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

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I had an issue with the numbers at the top of alphabets. Some keys didn't work. I followed the instructions above to clean up the keyboard and hoped that would work. I could successfully remove and reassemble the keyboard but that didn't solve it.

I read it somewhere that this could be a hardware issue and the whole keyboard needs to changed. Is it really the case? Can't few keys be changed or fixed somehow?

Thank you.

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