Introduction

If certain keys on your keyboard fail to work or if it isn't working properly according to your laptop's Device Properties, keyboard replacement is probably necessary. However, this guide also acts as a predecessor to speaker replacement. Thankfully it is a simple replacement that only requires the use of a plastic opening tool.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Set the laptop facing you with the screen open.

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  • Using a small plastic opening tool, pry off the keyboard starting at a point closest to you and working around the perimeter.

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Image 1/3: Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable Image 2/3: Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable Image 3/3: Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable
  • Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the small ribbon cable in place.

  • Proceed to pull out the small ribbon cable

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Image 1/3: Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable.
  • Flip up the ZIF connector that is holding the larger ribbon cable in place.

  • Proceed to pull out the large ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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