Introduction

A fast and simple guide to replace the keyboard to your Chromebook.

  1. Turn the power off before beginning this step.
    • Turn the power off before beginning this step.

    • Most Chromebooks contain rubber circle pads on each of the four corners to cover the screws. In order to remove the rubber pads, simply use any opening tool.

    • Lay the Chromebook down so that the bottom cover is facing upward.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove all seven 5.5 mm screws from the back cover.

  2. Place the opening tool in the divot between the spine of the Chromebook and the back cover.
    • Place the opening tool in the divot between the spine of the Chromebook and the back cover.

    • Slowly glide and push down the end of the opening tool along all sides of the Chromebook to detach the brackets. You will hear the brackets detach.

    • Using the opening tool, pry off the back cover of the Chromebook

    • Be gentle while prying to avoid breaking the back cover.

    • Use a blunt precision tweezer to remove the speaker cord from the R.A.M.

    • Use the prying tool to find the divot then slowly add pressure until the speaker pops out.

    • Gently lift and remove the speaker from the Chromebook.

    • Remove the four 3 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Carefully lift the top of the battery then pull it away from you to remove it.

    • Some batteries may be attached via a battery connector. Disconnect the battery connector by simply pulling straight up at its base.

    • Use a blunt precision tweezer to remove the speaker cord from the RAM

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove all six 2.5 mm screws .

    • Start removing the screws from the wifi card.

    • Gently lift the bottom of the wifi card then pull it towards you to disconnect it from the socket.

    • Our Chromebook does not have a circuit board. Remove all units connected to the circuit board if necessary.

    • Gently lift the top left corner of the RAM and pull upward to remove it from the Chromebook.

    • Remove both 3 mm screws using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

    • Remove the yellow tape on the left ribbon cable with a spudger.

    • Use a blunt precision tweezer to remove both ribbon cables attached to the SD card reader.

    • Gently lift the top portion of the SD card reader and pull it away from you to remove it.

    • To reassemble, first insert the bottom of the SD card reader then carefully push downward.

    • Using a blunt precision tweezer, pull the white wire off the wificard.

    • Repeat step to remove the black wire to detach the wificard.

    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove all six 3.5 mm screws to detach the hinges from the keyboard.

    • The Chromebook displayed does not have all six screws.

    • Using the plastic spudger, place it under the hinge and pry it open.

    • Use your hand to lift the hinge.

    • Repeat on other side.

    • Rotate the Chromebook 180 degrees so that the spine and hinges are facing you.

    • Lift the keyboard and trackpad upward.

    • Pull the keyboard and trackpad away from you to detach them from the spine of the Chromebook.

Conclusion

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

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