Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to disassemble the broken/damaged keyboard from the rest of the laptop as well as how to replace it. This guide will also teach you what the proper and necessary tools are for this repair.

  1. Remove the front face plate with a plastic prying tool.
    • Remove the front face plate with a plastic prying tool.

    • Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew and remove the two 3.8mm screws labeled B3.

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  2. Use your hands to lift the keyboard toward you starting from the edge closest to the screen.
    • Use your hands to lift the keyboard toward you starting from the edge closest to the screen.

    • Note: This ribbon still connects the taptor to the keyboard.

    • Gently place the keyboard on top of the trackpad with the keys side down.

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    • Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop).

    • Remove the screw on the metal plate that keeps the ribbon from sliding out.

    • Gently remove the metal plate and set it aside.

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    • Use the plastic opener tools to dislodge the white ribbon connector from the two clips.

    • Use your fingers to pull out the white ribbon connector.

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Conclusion

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

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