Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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.
  • 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.

Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device. Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.
  • 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. Remove the two 2mm Phillips #1 screws from beneath the battery lock tabs.
  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #1 screws from beneath the battery lock tabs.

Flip the laptop over to its normal position. Lift the two antennas on both sides to unlock the screen. 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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