Introduction

Replacing this keyboard is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Tools

No tools required.

  1. Locate the battery release tab on the underside of the G4. Slide the battery release tab to the left and lift the battery out of the computer.
    • Locate the battery release tab on the underside of the G4.

    • Slide the battery release tab to the left and lift the battery out of the computer.

  2. Turn the keyboard locking screw located in the middle of the keyboard so that it is parallel to the space bar. A half turn from parallel to parallel will unlock it. Another half turn will lock it again.
    • Turn the keyboard locking screw located in the middle of the keyboard so that it is parallel to the space bar. A half turn from parallel to parallel will unlock it. Another half turn will lock it again.

    • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

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  4. Rest the keyboard face down on the trackpad area.
    • Rest the keyboard face down on the trackpad area.

    • Disconnect the keyboard connector from the logic board.

  5. Your laptop should look approximately like this.
    • Your laptop should look approximately like this.

Conclusion

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

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