Introduction

The time and date, as well as other settings, are kept by the PRAM battery when your machine is off.

Image 1/1: If the keyboard is locked, open the port cover and turn the keyboard locking screw until the keyboard is unlocked.
  • Turn the computer so that the ports are facing you.

  • If the keyboard is locked, open the port cover and turn the keyboard locking screw until the keyboard is unlocked.

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Image 1/1: Make sure you have removed the laptop battery and CD/DVD module from the expansion bays before proceeding.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • Make sure you have removed the laptop battery and CD/DVD module from the expansion bays before proceeding.

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Image 1/1: In order to replace the keyboard, you must first remove the modem.
  • Lift the keyboard out by pulling it up and away from you. Rest the keyboard, face down, on top of the trackpad.

  • In order to replace the keyboard, you must first remove the modem.

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  • Remove the three silver Phillips screws that attach the heat shield to the internal metal framework.

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  • Lift the heat shield up and pull it toward you.

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  • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

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  • Pull the battery cable directly up from the logic board.

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  • Remove the battery from its holder by pulling up and to the left.

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Conclusion

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

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Step 4, 5 and 6 are useless for changing the PRAM battery..

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