Introduction

If you have not been able to fix your keyboard issues via our Troubleshooting Guide, then please follow the steps below to replace your keyboard.

Hazards

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

DO NOT attempt to teardown or repair your device under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

DO NOT ingest any parts of the system.

Use the correct tools as stated in the tools section.

DO NOT touch any gold connectors on interior or exterior of the system.

Make sure system is unplugged before performing any maintenance on the system.

Parts

No parts required.

Set the computer display-side down.
  • Set the computer display-side down.

  • Unlock the battery by sliding the port-side latch to the 'unlock' position.

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On the opposite side of the battery, press the release latch and slide the battery away from the main body to remove.
  • On the opposite side of the battery, press the release latch and slide the battery away from the main body to remove.

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Ignore the removal of the heat sink and memory panels as depicted. They do not need to be removed for the completion of this guide.
  • Ignore the removal of the heat sink and memory panels as depicted. They do not need to be removed for the completion of this guide.

  • Remove the Torx security screw near the center of the battery-side edge.

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Press the tabs on each side of the display-side of the keyboard with the flat edge of a spudger. Pull the keyboard toward the mouse pad and gently lift up.
  • Press the tabs on each side of the display-side of the keyboard with the flat edge of a spudger.

  • Pull the keyboard toward the mouse pad and gently lift up.

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The keyboard is still attached by ribbon cable, don't try to remove the keyboard entirely yet. Disconnect the ribbon cable by pressing the tabs on either side of the connector. Pull the cable out parallel to the connector.
  • The keyboard is still attached by ribbon cable, don't try to remove the keyboard entirely yet.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by pressing the tabs on either side of the connector. Pull the cable out parallel to the connector.

  • Remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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