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.

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

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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.

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  • Pull the battery out towards the side.

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

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  • 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.

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

Make sure to include screw lengths to the nearest mm.

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  • Lift the keyboard by holding the middle top of the keyboard.

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

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  • Carefully pull upwards on the ribbon cable to detach.

  • Remove keyboard.

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

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

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Conclusion

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

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