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.

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  • On the bottom of the device, locate the battery release latch near the front.

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

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  • While still holding the latch, grasp the battery and gently pull on the battery enclosure until it begins to slide out from the front of the device.

  • Place the battery aside

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  • Once you remove the battery, identify the CD-ROM Drive latch.

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  • Pull the latch to the right.

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Image 1/1: You have now removed the CD-ROM Drive.
  • While still pulling the latch, pull the CD-ROM Drive out.

  • You have now removed the CD-ROM Drive.

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  • Locate the speaker cover.

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  • Grab each end of the cover and slide 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

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  • Pull up on the speaker cover to remove it.

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  • Lift the keyboard up from the back using a spudger.

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  • Pull up until only the ribbon cable remains attached.

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  • Lift up the keyboard and tilt it forward.

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  • Locate the six screws on heat sink.

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

Kenneth DeVries - Reply

That isn't the HDD!

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  • Use the Philips #1 screwdriver to remove the screws from heat sink.

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  • Lift the heat sink from the back.

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  • Remove the heat sink.

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  • Gently pull up the beige ribbon lock on each side to unlock the ribbon cable from its connector. Pull up the lock a short distance, and then the cable will be free.

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  • Remove the ribbon cable.

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  • Completely remove keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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