Introduction

Given to us to find out whats happened to the keyboard (Sticky keys), thought it might be helpful to post a guide

Quite a simple stage.  There are a total of 19 screws to be removed from the bottom of the casing. Three for HDD
  • Quite a simple stage. There are a total of 19 screws to be removed from the bottom of the casing.

    • Three for HDD

    • One for Ram/HDD Cover

    • One for ODD

    • one hidden under a rubber foot at the front of the laptop.

    • Three under the Battery

  • Make sure you remove the fake SD Card at the front, because this can stall you.

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Once the cover is off, there are three screws holding the main PCB down. Screws for the HDD Battery.  DC 11.1V 57W
  • Once the cover is off, there are three screws holding the main PCB down.

  • Screws for the HDD

  • Battery. DC 11.1V 57W

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This shows the main PCB USB 3.0 Ports
  • This shows the main PCB

  • USB 3.0 Ports

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locations of the main PCB / WIFI card screws. locations of the main PCB / WIFI card screws. locations of the main PCB / WIFI card screws.
  • locations of the main PCB / WIFI card screws.

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removing the Main PCB means detaching the cable marked M, W the big fat black cable at the top and the white connector at the right usb side. removing the Main PCB means detaching the cable marked M, W the big fat black cable at the top and the white connector at the right usb side. removing the Main PCB means detaching the cable marked M, W the big fat black cable at the top and the white connector at the right usb side.
  • removing the Main PCB means detaching the cable marked M, W the big fat black cable at the top and the white connector at the right usb side.

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Here's the underside of the main PCB, all cables detached. With the PCB removed this is all you have left.
  • Here's the underside of the main PCB, all cables detached.

  • With the PCB removed this is all you have left.

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Conclusion

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

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