Introduction

Use this guide to replace the keyboard on your Sony Vaio PCG-161L. If you are having trouble with your keyboard, you may need to replace the entire keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn your device upside down and remove the 6 10mm  screws attaching the back casing to the device using a phillips head screwdriver.
  • Turn your device upside down and remove the 6 10mm screws attaching the back casing to the device using a phillips head screwdriver.

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Lift up underneath the keyboard using the iFixit opening tool to expose the ribbon wires connecting the keyboard to the motherboard. Lift up underneath the keyboard using the iFixit opening tool to expose the ribbon wires connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.
  • Lift up underneath the keyboard using the iFixit opening tool to expose the ribbon wires connecting the keyboard to the motherboard.

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The two ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the motherboard are held in using zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors. Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps, then pull the ribbon cables out of their connectors.
  • The two ribbon cables connecting the keyboard to the motherboard are held in using zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors.

  • Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flaps, then pull the ribbon cables out of their connectors.

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Conclusion

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

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