Introduction

This guide shows the hidden screws you must remove when replacing the keyboard.

  1. Use a coin to turn the battery locking screw 90 degrees to the right.
    • Use a coin to turn the battery locking screw 90 degrees to the right.

    • Lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. Remove the four Phillips screws from the memory door.
    • Remove the four Phillips screws from the memory door.

    • Slide the memory door away from the memory compartment.

    • Remove the long black Phillips screw next to the memory card.

    • Remove the small EMI finger beneath the black screw.

    • On the keyboard, remove the F1, F2, F11, and F12 keys.

    • This is scary - take a deep breath before continuing. Place your index finger under the upper left corner of the key and lift up until you hear a click. Then, transfer your finger to the left edge of the key and lift up to pull the key off.

    • You're freeing the two tabs on the left of the key from the two small holes in the plastic scissors mechanism.

    • When replacing the keys in the keyboard, place the key directly over the slot where it will go and press down until you hear the key click into place.

    • Use your fingernail or a small flathead screwdriver to peel up the gray stickers covering each of the screws.

    • Remove the two short Phillips screws.

    • Lift the keyboard by the 'esc' and 'eject' keys and gently lift up until the keyboard is vertical.

    • Grasp the keyboard connector ribbon near the connector and disconnect it from the logic board.

Conclusion

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

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