Introduction

This guide teaches you how to remove your keyboard. Reverse the steps to replace with a new keyboard.

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  • Close the laptop, and flip it upside down. You want the spine to be furthest away from you.

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  • Release the locking mechanism by switching the left slider to the left.

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  • Slide the right slider to the right, and simultaneously, pull the battery out at a diagonal angle.

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  • Remove the 3mm Phillips #00 screw holding the keyboard in place.

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  • Flip over and open the laptop.

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Image 1/1: Lift the plastic opening tool up until the corner of the keyboard is detached.
  • Slip the plastic opening tool under the "Enter" key on the right corner of the keyboard.

  • Lift the plastic opening tool up until the corner of the keyboard is detached.

  • You will hear a popping sound as each portion of the keyboard becomes detached.

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Image 1/3: Continue up the left side of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Continue up the left side of the keyboard. Image 3/3: Continue up the left side of the keyboard.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool slowly along the bottom of the keyboard towards the left.

  • Continue up the left side of the keyboard.

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Image 1/2: Set the keyboard against the laptop screen. Image 2/2: Set the keyboard against the laptop screen.
  • Lift the keyboard up by grabbing it on both sides.

  • Set the keyboard against the laptop screen.

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  • Using tweezers, push up the two black switches on either side of the ZIF connector.

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Image 1/2: Lift up the keyboard. Image 2/2: Lift up the keyboard.
  • Pull out the ZIF connector to release the keyboard.

  • Lift up the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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