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Introduction

The keyboard should be replaced if it is missing keys or non-functional.

Image 1/1: Unplug the charging cable and any other cables plugged into the laptop.
  • Power off the laptop.

  • Unplug the charging cable and any other cables plugged into the laptop.

  • Failure to remove or unplug any cables could result in electric shock.

  • Turn the laptop over so that the back panel is facing upwards.

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Image 1/1: Push the left-hand switch, that says "lock" above it, so that it is unlocked.
  • Locate two switches above the battery that lock it into place.

  • Push the left-hand switch, that says "lock" above it, so that it is unlocked.

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  • Push and hold the right-hand switch, which says "release" above it, and lift the battery up out of its place.

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Image 1/1: There will be three dots next to the desired screws
  • Locate and unscrew the two highlighted 8 mm Phillips #1 screws.

  • There will be three dots next to the desired screws

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Image 1/1: If it does not come out, do not force it. Double check to make sure the screws are entirely removed.
  • Grip the cover of the optical drive and slide it out.

  • If it does not come out, do not force it. Double check to make sure the screws are entirely removed.

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Image 1/3: There are three 3mm and two 5.3mm screws under the battery that also need to be taken out. Image 2/3: There are three 3mm screws under the optical drives that also need to be taken out. Image 3/3: Remove the RAM panel in addition to the other screws. For further instructions, refer to the [guide|25523|RAM replacement guide].
  • Remove all the 8mm Phillips #1 screws on the backside of the laptop.

  • There are three 3mm and two 5.3mm screws under the battery that also need to be taken out.

  • There are three 3mm screws under the optical drives that also need to be taken out.

  • Remove the RAM panel in addition to the other screws. For further instructions, refer to the RAM replacement guide.

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Image 1/3: If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again. Image 2/3: If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again. Image 3/3: If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again.
  • Pry along the edges of the back panel using the spudger.

  • If you are struggling to remove the back panel with a moderate amount of force, do NOT apply any additional force, instead double check to make sure all the screws were removed before attempting again.

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Image 1/1: Locate and remove the four 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the top of the fan.
  • Locate and remove three 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom of the fan.

  • Locate and remove the four 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws on the top of the fan.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift up the fan and heatsink from the the laptop.
  • Locate and remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws above the processor and attached to the bronze heat-pipes.

  • Gently lift up the fan and heatsink from the the laptop.

  • If the fan and heatsink will not lift up with ease, do NOT apply any additional force. Check again to see if all necessary screws are removed.

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  • The fan attached onto the heat sink with electrical tape. Removing the electrical tape allows you to replace the fan.

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Image 1/1: There is a ribbon cable attaching the keyboard to the back of the motherboard. Avoid damaging the ribbon when pushing out the keyboard.
  • Locate the two highlighted circular openings and push the keyboard out.

  • There is a ribbon cable attaching the keyboard to the back of the motherboard. Avoid damaging the ribbon when pushing out the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Push open the brown clamp at the base of the ribbon to release it.
  • Detach the ribbon cable to separate the keyboard from the laptop.

  • Push open the brown clamp at the base of the ribbon to release it.

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Conclusion

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

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