Introduction

Is your keyboard old, unusuable, or literally unhinged? Try replacing your keyboard by following these steps.

Parts

Unplug and completely shut down your computer beforehand to reduce the risk of electric shock.
  • Unplug and completely shut down your computer beforehand to reduce the risk of electric shock.

  • Flip the laptop over so you can see the bottom panel.

  • Unscrew the circled screws to detach the keyboard.

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Flip the laptop back over and open it normally. Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard along the bottom edge until it is detached. Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard along the bottom edge until it is detached.
  • Flip the laptop back over and open it normally.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard along the bottom edge until it is detached.

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Using a finger, push the top of the keyboard out of its holder to completely detach it. Move the keyboard out of the way by rotating the far side of the keyboard towards you.
  • Using a finger, push the top of the keyboard out of its holder to completely detach it.

  • Move the keyboard out of the way by rotating the far side of the keyboard towards you.

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Be gentle! These connectors are very small and can easily break off. Lay the keyboard on its front.
  • Be gentle! These connectors are very small and can easily break off.

  • Lay the keyboard on its front.

  • Disconnect the 3 cables by pulling on the attached tabs.

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Conclusion

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

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