Introduction

Is your keyboard broken? Got a new one to replace it with? We'll show you how!

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Find the battery compartment. Image 2/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position. Image 3/3: Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.
  • Close the laptop and turn it over so that the base is facing upwards and the spine is facing away from you.

  • Find the battery compartment.

  • Slide the left slider which is just beneath the battery compartment into its leftmost position.

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Image 1/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 2/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment. Image 3/3: Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.
  • Slide and hold the right slider into its rightmost position. Lift the battery out of the compartment.

  • Do not touch the gold nodes inside the compartment.

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Image 1/3: Locate and unscrew one captive Phillips #1 screw located at the center. Image 2/3: A captive screw cannot be completely removed from the device's component. Image 3/3: A captive screw cannot be completely removed from the device's component.
  • Turn computer over so that the battery compartment is facing up and is at the top.

  • Locate and unscrew one captive Phillips #1 screw located at the center.

  • A captive screw cannot be completely removed from the device's component.

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Image 1/3: Do not touch the motherboard. Image 2/3: Do not touch the motherboard. Image 3/3: Do not touch the motherboard.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to open the motherboard access cover.

  • Do not touch the motherboard.

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  • Remove one 1.5mm Phillips #1 screw located near the top left edge of the opening.

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Image 1/2: Insert a paper clip into a manual release switch located to the right of the automatic release button. Image 2/2: Optical Drive will not release if you insert the clip diagonally. Make sure to insert the clip straight into the switch.
  • Flip your device right side up, and rotate it so that the optical drive is facing you.

  • Insert a paper clip into a manual release switch located to the right of the automatic release button.

  • Optical Drive will not release if you insert the clip diagonally. Make sure to insert the clip straight into the switch.

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Image 1/2: Hold the metal case and continue to pull the drive out toward you. Image 2/2: Hold the metal case and continue to pull the drive out toward you.
  • Gently pull out the disk drive until you can see the metallic case of the optical drive.

  • Hold the metal case and continue to pull the drive out toward you.

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  • Once you see the yellow labels on the disk drive, fully retract the disk mount until you hear a click.

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  • Continue to pull the disk drive toward you until it is completely removed from the laptop's housing.

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Image 1/3: Find the strip just above the keyboard and locate the gaps behind the F1, F8, and Insert keys. Image 2/3: Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up. Image 3/3: Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up.
  • Place laptop right side up on a flat and clean surface. Open the laptop.

  • Find the strip just above the keyboard and locate the gaps behind the F1, F8, and Insert keys.

  • Remove the strip by sticking your plastic opening tool into these gaps in order, and pulling up.

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Image 1/2: Remove screws. Image 2/2: Remove screws.
  • Locate the two 2.3mm Phillips #1 screws at the top of the keyboard that attaches the keyboard to the frame behind it.

  • Remove screws.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released. Image 2/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released. Image 3/3: Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released.
  • Find the latch above the F8 key that overlaps the keyboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to press the key board's tab downward, until the key board is released.

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Image 1/2: CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable. Image 2/2: CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable.
  • Pull the keyboard out by shifting it forward towards the screen and pulling up.

  • CAUTION: Do not pull it out all the way yet. It is still attached to the laptop by a cable.

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers, pull the black tabs on both sides of the cable connector towards the screen until the cable can be pulled out easily. Image 2/3: Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard. Image 3/3: Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard.
  • Find the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the laptop. Look for the black tabs on both sides of cable at the laptop end of the cable.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, pull the black tabs on both sides of the cable connector towards the screen until the cable can be pulled out easily.

  • Pull out the cable and completely remove the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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