Introduction

This guide provides step by step instructions of how to replace a faulty keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.
  • Flip the laptop over so the bottom is facing up.

  • Slide each of the three tabs on the bottom half of the assembly into the unlocked position.

Gently lift the battery out of the computer.
  • Gently lift the battery out of the computer.

Remove the single 3mm Phillips #00 screw that secures the wireless card cover.
  • Remove the single 3mm Phillips #00 screw that secures the wireless card cover.

Remove the WIFI module cover. It will pull right off.
  • Remove the WIFI module cover. It will pull right off.

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Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module. Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module.
  • Unplug the white and black wires from the WiFi module.

Remove the twelve 8mm button head Phillips #00 B8 screws.
  • Remove the twelve 8mm button head Phillips #00 B8 screws.

  • Remove the two 14 mm button head Phillips #00 B14 screws.

  • Remove the two 10 mm Phillips #00 battery compartment screws.

  • Remove the two 8 mm Phillips #00 screws.

Remove the seven 4mm flat Phillips #00 screws.
  • Remove the seven 4mm flat Phillips #00 screws.

  • Remove the seven 20mm button head Phillips #00 screws.

Use the plastic opening tool to pry the two halves apart.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the two halves apart.

Using a screw driver for assistance, pop open the plastic cover and snap it off of the hinges. Repeat on the opposite side.
  • Using a screw driver for assistance, pop open the plastic cover and snap it off of the hinges. Repeat on the opposite side.

Remove the two 3mm Phillips #00 screws.
  • Remove the two 3mm Phillips #00 screws.

Slide keyboard out and away from the upper assembly.
  • Slide keyboard out and away from the upper assembly.

Conclusion

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

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