Introduction

The keyboard has 3 main parts, including the speaker cover, the heat sink, and the keyboard itself. You have to remove these in order to remove the keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn the device upside down and then locate the battery latch near the front of the device.
  • Turn the device upside down and then locate the battery latch near the front of the device.

Slide the latch to the left to release the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the left to release the battery.

Continue holding the latch then gently pull the battery out of the device.
  • Continue holding the latch then gently pull the battery out of the device.

  • Place the battery in a safe location.

Locate the CD-ROM Drive latch.
  • Locate the CD-ROM Drive latch.

Slide the latch to the right to release the CD ROM drive.
  • Slide the latch to the right to release the CD ROM drive.

Continue holding the latch then gently pull the CD-ROM Drive out of the device.
  • Continue holding the latch then gently pull the CD-ROM Drive out of the device.

  • Place the CD ROM drive in a safe location.

Locate the speaker cover.
  • Locate the speaker cover.

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Press firmly on each end of the speaker cover and slide it to the left.
  • Press firmly on each end of the speaker cover and slide it to the left.

I found it was easy to get a spudger over the left edge and lift it up a bit, then push the bar to the left, It pops right off after that.

Jimmy James - Reply

Gently lift the speaker cover to remove it.
  • Gently lift the speaker cover to remove it.

Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger(wedge side).
  • Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger(wedge side).

Gently lift the keyboard until only the ribbon cable remains attached.
  • Gently lift the keyboard until only the ribbon cable remains attached.

Tilt the keyboard away from the screen.
  • Tilt the keyboard away from the screen.

Locate the six screws that secure the heatsink.
  • Locate the six screws that secure the heatsink.

This is not necessary to remove the HDD. Go directly to step 20.

Kenneth DeVries - Reply

That isn't the HDD!

Dix Dox - Reply

Remove the six screws from the heatsink using the Philips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six screws from the heatsink using the Philips #1 screwdriver.

Lift the heatsink from the side closest to the laptop screen.
  • Lift the heatsink from the side closest to the laptop screen.

Remove the heatsink.
  • Remove the heatsink.

Gently pull up on the beige ribbon lock until it moves a short distance on both sides to separate the ribbon cable from the connector.
  • Gently pull up on the beige ribbon lock until it moves a short distance on both sides to separate the ribbon cable from the connector.

Detach the ribbon cable.
  • Detach the ribbon cable.

Remove the keyboard.
  • Remove the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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