Introduction

When replacing your keyboard make sure that you are not to rough with the removal of the keyboard. Take your time and go slowly or you will run the risk of damaging the laptop. Replacing your keyboard can help with efficiency and make working on your leptop more productive.

Place the laptop upside down with the battery facing you.
  • Place the laptop upside down with the battery facing you.

Use your right hand to move latch 1 to the right to unlock the battery.
  • Use your right hand to move latch 1 to the right to unlock the battery.

Use your left hand to hold latch 2 to the left. Simultaneously take the battery out with your right hand.
  • Use your left hand to hold latch 2 to the left.

  • Simultaneously take the battery out with your right hand.

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Remove the four F4 screws and the F6 screw underneath battery. 4mm Phillips-0 screws.
  • Remove the four F4 screws and the F6 screw underneath battery.

    • 4mm Phillips-0 screws.

    • 6mm Phillips-0 screws.

Using a spudger, gently pry out on the plastic cover. Turn it over and remove plastic cover on top of laptop with power button on it. Turn it over and remove plastic cover on top of laptop with power button on it.
  • Using a spudger, gently pry out on the plastic cover.

  • Turn it over and remove plastic cover on top of laptop with power button on it.

Use the plastic opening tool in little notches above the keyboard Gently pry up on the keyboard until it lifts up.
  • Use the plastic opening tool in little notches above the keyboard

  • Gently pry up on the keyboard until it lifts up.

  • You might hear a click when the keyboard releases.

Gently lift the keyboard up toward the screen.
  • Gently lift the keyboard up toward the screen.

  • Be careful! There is a cable still connected from the computer to the keyboard.

The ribbon cable has a clip on each side holding it to the motherboard. Using a spudger, press on the clips to release the cable.
  • The ribbon cable has a clip on each side holding it to the motherboard.

  • Using a spudger, press on the clips to release the cable.

  • The cable will slide out on its own when it is properly released.

Conclusion

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

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