Introduction

This guide will go through the steps needed to install a new keyboard.

Turn the computer over onto its back.
  • Turn the computer over onto its back.

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Slide the lock on the left side to the unlock position. Slide the lock on the right side to the unlock position until there is a clicking sound.
  • Slide the lock on the left side to the unlock position.

  • Slide the lock on the right side to the unlock position until there is a clicking sound.

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Remove the battery by sliding it out while both locks remain in the unlock position. Remove the battery by sliding it out while both locks remain in the unlock position.
  • Remove the battery by sliding it out while both locks remain in the unlock position.

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Use a plastic opening tool to unsnap the right hand side speaker cover. Use a plastic opening tool to unsnap the right hand side speaker cover.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to unsnap the right hand side speaker cover.

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Remove the rest of the cover by sliding it to the right and lifting the edge. Remove the rest of the cover by sliding it to the right and lifting the edge.
  • Remove the rest of the cover by sliding it to the right and lifting the edge.

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Use a Phillips head #00 screwdriver to remove the two silver screws at the top of the keyboard. Two 4.0 mm coarse thread screws.
  • Use a Phillips head #00 screwdriver to remove the two silver screws at the top of the keyboard.

  • Two 4.0 mm coarse thread screws.

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Remove the Torx screw holding the left keyboard tab in place, and lift it to release. One Torx T6 fine thread screw. One Torx T6 fine thread screw.
  • Remove the Torx screw holding the left keyboard tab in place, and lift it to release.

  • One Torx T6 fine thread screw.

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Turn the computer over on to the back. Remove the middle screw with a Phillips head #000 screwdriver.
  • Turn the computer over on to the back.

  • Remove the middle screw with a Phillips head #000 screwdriver.

  • One 7.5 mm fine thread screw.

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Turn the computer over to the front. Gently pull at the top and bottom to remove the keyboard.
  • Turn the computer over to the front.

  • Gently pull at the top and bottom to remove the keyboard.

  • Peel off the black tape that holds the connection wire.

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Flip the keyboard over and carefully unplug the connection wire. Flip the keyboard over and carefully unplug the connection wire.
  • Flip the keyboard over and carefully unplug the connection wire.

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Conclusion

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

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