Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.

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Image 1/2: Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step. Image 2/2: Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.
  • Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.

  • Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.

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  • Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #1 screws from beneath the battery lock tabs.

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Image 1/3: Lift the two antennas on both sides to unlock the screen. Image 2/3: Open the laptop. Image 3/3: Open the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over to its normal position.

  • Lift the two antennas on both sides to unlock the screen.

  • Open the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Gently lift up on the back of the keyboard. Image 2/2: Pull the keyboard up far enough to expose the ribbon cable.
  • Be careful not to pull the keyboard too far because there is still a ribbon cable attached to the bottom.

  • Gently lift up on the back of the keyboard.

  • Pull the keyboard up far enough to expose the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the blue plastic tab up and away from the black connector. Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Gently lift up on the black connector to release the ribbon cable.

  • Gently pull the blue plastic tab up and away from the black connector.

  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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