Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the keyboard on your Dell 1150 laptop

Parts

No parts required.

Place the laptop upside down on a clean flat surface. Locate the "Battery Release" button.  It has a little "Padlock" symbol next to it. Slide the "Battery Release" button towards the padlock symbol and hold it there.  Note:- The button is spring loaded and will return if released.
  • Place the laptop upside down on a clean flat surface.

  • Locate the "Battery Release" button. It has a little "Padlock" symbol next to it.

  • Slide the "Battery Release" button towards the padlock symbol and hold it there. Note:- The button is spring loaded and will return if released.

  • The battery should now be released from the battery compartment

  • Gently extract the battery from the side of the laptop.

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Use a spudger to lift the notched right edge of the hinge cover, and pry it loose You need to lay the LCD screen down flat to allow the hinge cover to be lifted off Lift the hinge cover off and set aside
  • Use a spudger to lift the notched right edge of the hinge cover, and pry it loose

  • You need to lay the LCD screen down flat to allow the hinge cover to be lifted off

  • Lift the hinge cover off and set aside

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Remove 4ea  M2 x 3mm keyboard screws Lift up keyboard from the rear to expose the connector below Disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the mother board
  • Remove 4ea M2 x 3mm keyboard screws

  • Lift up keyboard from the rear to expose the connector below

  • Disconnect the keyboard ribbon cable from the mother board

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Conclusion

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

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