Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the keyboard from the main unit.

Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.
  • Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.

Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it. Pull out the battery.
  • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

  • Pull out the battery.

Remove the four screws above the keyboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four screws above the keyboard using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

Pry up the black panel covering the top of the keyboard.
  • Pry up the black panel covering the top of the keyboard.

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Remove the five silver screws shown.
  • Remove the five silver screws shown.

Pull up keyboard and place it face down on the trackpad
  • Pull up keyboard and place it face down on the trackpad

    • Be careful not to put tension in the ribbon cables attached to the underside of the keyboard

Remove screws shown from cover plate
  • Remove screws shown from cover plate

Pull cover plate out of place revealing the ribbon cable connections to the motherboard Pull cover plate out of place revealing the ribbon cable connections to the motherboard
  • Pull cover plate out of place revealing the ribbon cable connections to the motherboard

Remove the ribbon cable farthest from you. Push the white tab (as shown in the second photo) to release the ribbon cable.
  • Remove the ribbon cable farthest from you.

    • Push the white tab (as shown in the second photo) to release the ribbon cable.

Remove both ribbon cable by pulling 2 white tabs on either side of the cable to the right
  • Remove both ribbon cable by pulling 2 white tabs on either side of the cable to the right

Conclusion

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

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When replacing the KB, don'f forget the double sided fiberglass tape. The regular CF-29 KB is a backbone of thin aluminum sheeting, Most likely when you "pop" off the KB, its likely to bend. When you install a bent KB, it bounces when you type. Bend it back and tape it down with new tape. With the CF-30, removing that KB is totally different. Its locked down by brackets, not taped. You need to slide it forward unlocking it before popping it off, otherwise your KB keys start breaking. Be soft and confident, because you bet one chance to do it correctly. Sponsored by Black Hawk Toughbooks.

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