Introduction

A working power button makes the difference between a working laptop and a brick. If your laptop refuses to turn on or doesn't respond to power button presses; replacing the power button circuit board may fix it.

  1. The battery is located on the front right corner of the laptop.
    • The battery is located on the front right corner of the laptop.

  2. With one finger on the raised grip, slide the latch towards the front of the laptop.
    • With one finger on the raised grip, slide the latch towards the front of the laptop.

  3. Pull the battery out towards the side. Pull the battery out towards the side.
    • Pull the battery out towards the side.

  4. Lift the battery straight up, out of the computer. Lift the battery straight up, out of the computer.
    • Lift the battery straight up, out of the computer.

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  6. Using a set of case opening tools, pry open the left and right sides of the black plastic strip above the keyboard. Fully detach the strip. Fully detach the strip.
    • Using a set of case opening tools, pry open the left and right sides of the black plastic strip above the keyboard.

    • Fully detach the strip.

  7. Unscrew the two screws near the top of the keyboard. Unscrew the two screws near the top of the keyboard.
    • Unscrew the two screws near the top of the keyboard.

  8. Lift the keyboard by holding the middle top of the keyboard. The keyboard is still connected by a ribbon cable to the motherboard.
    • Lift the keyboard by holding the middle top of the keyboard.

    • The keyboard is still connected by a ribbon cable to the motherboard.

  9. Carefully pull upwards on the ribbon cable to detach. Remove keyboard. Remove keyboard.
    • Carefully pull upwards on the ribbon cable to detach.

    • Remove keyboard.

  10. Unscrew the screws on either side of the power button circuit board. Unscrew the screws on either side of the power button circuit board.
    • Unscrew the screws on either side of the power button circuit board.

  11. Pull upward on the small white ribbon cable to detach from circuit board. Pull upward on the small white ribbon cable to detach from circuit board.
    • Pull upward on the small white ribbon cable to detach from circuit board.

Conclusion

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

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