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.

Image 1/1: Using an #1 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two 3.8mm screws labeled B3.
  • Remove the front face plate with the plastic prying tool.

  • Using an #1 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two 3.8mm screws labeled B3.

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Image 1/1: Note: This ribbon still connects the taptor to the keyboard.
  • Using your hands, lift keyboard up 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, keys' side down

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the screw on the metal plate that keeps the ribbon from sliding out. Image 2/3: Gently remove the metal plate and set it aside. Image 3/3: Gently remove the metal plate and set it aside.
  • Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop).

  • Unscrew 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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Image 1/2: Using your fingers, pull out the white ribbon connector. Image 2/2: Using your fingers, pull out the white ribbon connector.
  • Using the plastic opener tools, dislodge the white ribbon connector from the two clips holding the connector.

  • Using your fingers, 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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