Introduction

The USB Port Connector allows devices such as mice and headset to connect to the keyboard instead of the computer itself. You will be removing the back of the keyboard and also the LED reflective panel in order to remove and replace the port connector.

Parts

No parts required.

Unplug the keyboard from the computer.
  • Unplug the keyboard from the computer.

Unscrew the twenty black 4.5 mm Phillips #1 screws on the back of the keyboard.
  • Unscrew the twenty black 4.5 mm Phillips #1 screws on the back of the keyboard.

Pry open the back of the keyboard.
  • Pry open the back of the keyboard.

Remove the gel membrane. Remove the gel membrane.
  • Remove the gel membrane.

Unscrew the two silver 4.0 mm Phillips #1 screws and the three black 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws holding the silicone sheets. Unscrew the two silver 4.0 mm Phillips #1 screws and the three black 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws holding the silicone sheets.
  • Unscrew the two silver 4.0 mm Phillips #1 screws and the three black 6.5 mm Phillips #1 screws holding the silicone sheets.

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Flip the chip slightly in order to remove the sheets.
  • Flip the chip slightly in order to remove the sheets.

Remove the sheets.
  • Remove the sheets.

Unscrew  the two silver 4.5 mm Phillips #1 screws and the seven 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws that deter the plastic panel from removal. Unscrew  the two silver 4.5 mm Phillips #1 screws and the seven 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws that deter the plastic panel from removal.
  • Unscrew the two silver 4.5 mm Phillips #1 screws and the seven 5.0 mm Phillips #1 screws that deter the plastic panel from removal.

Remove the plastic panel and the white sheet.
  • Remove the plastic panel and the white sheet.

Unplug the wires connected to the LEDs. Unplug the wires connected to the LEDs. Unplug the wires connected to the LEDs.
  • Unplug the wires connected to the LEDs.

Remove the LEDs. Remove the LEDs.
  • Remove the LEDs.

Unscrew the two 4.5 mm silver Phillips #1 screws that hold the USB port connector.
  • Unscrew the two 4.5 mm silver Phillips #1 screws that hold the USB port connector.

Unplug the wires and remove the USB port connector.
  • Unplug the wires and remove the USB port connector.

Conclusion

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

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the 2 usb in the keyboard what amp are they running on.. 500mA ? I hope for 1500-2000 mA

And what standard are they ? USB3 ??

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