Introduction

The keyboard is one of two primary input peripherals for most computers. In the event that it breaks, using a standalone USB keyboard can be a temporary solution before replacing it.

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  • Locate the battery by turning the laptop over.

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Image 1/3: Remove the battery unit from the laptop and set it aside. Image 2/3: Remove the battery unit from the laptop and set it aside. Image 3/3: Remove the battery unit from the laptop and set it aside.
  • Locate the lock switch and slide toward the outside edge of the laptop until it clicks into place and the battery unit pops up.

  • Remove the battery unit from the laptop and set it aside.

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  • Unscrew the three screws on the bottom of the laptop that have small keyboard logos next to them using a PH1 screwdriver. These screws are 5.8mm long.

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Image 1/2: Use a spudger to carefully press in the clip that is found here while prying the keyboard upward from the same side. Image 2/2: This clip is very stiff and also made of thin, brittle plastic. This means that it is easy to break off, which is what we did during our disassembly.
  • Flip the computer over and open the screen.

  • Use a spudger to carefully press in the clip that is found here while prying the keyboard upward from the same side.

  • This clip is very stiff and also made of thin, brittle plastic. This means that it is easy to break off, which is what we did during our disassembly.

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Image 1/1: Use the tip of the spudger to lift the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector.
  • Slightly lift the bottom of the keyboard towards the screen to locate the keyboard's ribbon cable.

  • Use the tip of the spudger to lift the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

  • You should now be able to lift out the keyboard easily.

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Conclusion

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

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