Introduction

Replacing the keyboard on your laptop may seem daunting at first, but it is actually a relatively simple component to remove and replace. With the use of a few tools and about fifteen minutes of work, you can have a new keyboard up and running for your laptop.

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  • Flip the laptop over. Keep the front end facing away from you, so the battery appears at the top.

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  • Slide the locking mechanism to the right and hold.

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  • While holding the locking mechanism to the right, insert your finger into the tab and lift up.

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  • Remove battery by lifting upward.

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  • Remove the 4mm Phillips head screw in the middle of the laptop with a Phillips head #00 screwdriver.

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  • Flip the laptop over and open the display.

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  • Remove the plastic casing above the keyboard with the plastic opening tool. Start at the edges of the plastic casing and move toward the middle.

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  • Lift up and remove the plastic casing.

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  • Remove the 4mm Phillips head screws at the top of the keyboard at both ends, using the Phillips head #00 screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: The keyboard is still attached to the computer, so be very careful when lifting it up.
  • Lift up the keyboard, but do not remove it completely.

  • The keyboard is still attached to the computer, so be very careful when lifting it up.

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  • Gently pull the ribbon toward the screen until it slides out of the connecting point.

  • Remove keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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