Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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  2. Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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