Introduction

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Parts

No parts required.

Locate the two switches that lock the battery.
  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery.

  • Then push the left switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

  • This switch will remain in the unlocked position.

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Now push and hold the right  switch to the right while using the other hand to gently slide the battery upwards out of the laptop.
  • Now push and hold the right switch to the right while using the other hand to gently slide the battery upwards out of the laptop.

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  • This is a rechargeable Li-Ion battery that has a capacity of 4400 mAh, if you have the 6 cell model.

  • The 4 or 9 cell model has different ratings.

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  • Remove the two J00 screws on the backside.

it's only necessary to remove two of the ten screws (the ones marked with a keyboard icon.)

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Tank You Mariska Gramlow and Thank You mats cronqvist!

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  • Remove the plate next to the battery.

  • Remove the side panel.

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  • Close laptop.

  • Flip laptop over so battery side is facing down.

  • The screen needs to be open when separating the keyboard and trackpad from the base.

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  • Using the Metal Spudger, place between the trackpad and the keyboard and lift up to remove the keyboard and trackpad.

  • Pull keyboard towards yourself.

  • Grab the tab on the ribbon wire, pull off to release the keyboard.

  • Pull keyboard towards yourself exposing the ribbon wire that attaches it.

  • Grab the tab on the ribbon wire and pull up to release.

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  • Grab new keyboard and clamp the ribbon into place.

  • Gently push the sides of keyboard into place.

  • Keyboard is now replaced and ready for use.

You only need to remove two screws and then gently push(or pry) the keyboard *away* from you, then up.

The correct 2 screws are labeled on the bottom with two tiny engraved icons. (The icons look like a keyboard)

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Conclusion

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

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2 Comments

you're removing way too many screws, you're actually unscrewing the palmrest and some of the motherboard with the keyboard.

alphaLONE - Reply

this is an absolutely awful guide...do not unscrew all those screws and do NOT use a metal spludger unless you want chips of plastic flying everywhere.

Jesus.

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