Introduction

This guide is for users whose VAIO VGN-FW590 keyboard no longer functions. Before starting please be aware that keyboards warps easily during the removal/replacement process. If you wish to reuse/replace your keyboard be very careful and perform each step gently.

  1. Turn the computer off, close the LCD screen, and insure the computer is unplugged from any outlet.
    • Turn the computer off, close the LCD screen, and insure the computer is unplugged from any outlet.

    • Turn the computer over so that the bottom of the computer is facing up and the "screen swivels" (DC in port and On button) are facing away from you.

    • Locate the battery pack between the two "screen swivels" at the top of the computer back.

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  2. Locate two sliding release switches below the battery pack.
    • Locate two sliding release switches below the battery pack.

    • Slide the "Lock" release to the right toward the center of the computer.

    • Slide the "Release" switch to the left, toward the center of the computer. It must be held in place because it is spring loaded.

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    • While holding the "Release" switch toward the center of the computer, press on the raised portion of the battery pack away from you. The battery pack will pop up.

    • Once the battery pack has popped out of its compartment, lift it out of the computer.

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    • Remove the circled screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

      • The outer two screws are 7.7mm

      • The center two screws are 2.5mm

      • The bottom screw is 7.6mm

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    • Open the computer

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    • Remove the audio panel above the keyboard.

      • Lift one corner gently with a flat tool or fingernail.

      • Pull the rest of the panel gently out by hand.

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    • Lift the keyboard gently, starting with one of the top corners.

      • Pull keyboard gently from body of computer to prevent warping or breakage.

      • Caution Do not remove completely.

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    • Locate the connector ribbon behind the keyboard.

    • Gently pull the ribbon from the locking device. It may take a few tries.

    • Caution Do not tear the ribbon.

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Conclusion

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

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