Parts

No parts required.

Turn laptop over to expose the battery.
  • Turn laptop over to expose the battery.

  • Slide and unlock the sliders while removing the battery casing at the same.

  • Place battery in a safe spot.

  • Grab the Phillips screwdriver with the JIS, J00 head.

  • Remove all screws on the backside where the battery was removed.

  • There will be 10 screws to remove.

  • Place the 10 screws in a safe spot.

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

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Remove the plate next to the battery.
  • Remove the plate next to the battery.

  • Remove the side panel.

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Close laptop.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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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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