Tools

No tools required.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the computer.
  • Turn off the computer.

  • Disconnect the charging cable from the computer.

  • Failure to unplug the cable could result in electric shock.

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Flip the computer upside down.
  • Flip the computer upside down.

  • The red rectangle shows the location of the battery.

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Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the left-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position. Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the left-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position. Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the left-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.
  • Locate the two switches that lock the battery. Push the left-hand switch outward into the "unlocked" position.

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Now push and hold the right clip to the right while using your other hand to gently slide the battery away from the computer. Now push and hold the right clip to the right while using your other hand to gently slide the battery away from the computer. Now push and hold the right clip to the right while using your other hand to gently slide the battery away from the computer.
  • Now push and hold the right clip to the right while using your other hand to gently slide the battery away from the computer.

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There are 2 screws securing the keyboard. You can identify them by a small keyboard symbol (marked by an orange rectangle in the second picture). Once you have located the two screws, remove them with a small Phillips screwdriver. Once you have located the two screws, remove them with a small Phillips screwdriver.
  • There are 2 screws securing the keyboard. You can identify them by a small keyboard symbol (marked by an orange rectangle in the second picture).

  • Once you have located the two screws, remove them with a small Phillips screwdriver.

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This step is not required. Gently pull the strip out from the case. Gently pull the strip out from the case.
  • This step is not required.

  • Gently pull the strip out from the case.

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Use a a plastic spudger (or a flat screwdriver) to push the keyboard towards the screen. This will pop the bottom of the keyboard out of the casing. Use a a plastic spudger (or a flat screwdriver) to push the keyboard towards the screen. This will pop the bottom of the keyboard out of the casing.
  • Use a a plastic spudger (or a flat screwdriver) to push the keyboard towards the screen. This will pop the bottom of the keyboard out of the casing.

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Carefully lift the keyboard so that you can access its connector. Carefully lift the keyboard so that you can access its connector.
  • Carefully lift the keyboard so that you can access its connector.

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Carefully unplug the connector by pulling. Carefully unplug the connector by pulling.
  • Carefully unplug the connector by pulling.

Don't pull on the orange band, as shown in the picture. For me it immediately ripped, even with only minimal force applied, thus ruining the wire.

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You are done - the keyboard is not connected to the laptop any more and can be replaced.
  • You are done - the keyboard is not connected to the laptop any more and can be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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