Introduction

Use this guide when your keyboard does not work or if any keys falls off. You cannot replace individual keys.

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  • Slide both of the latches to the outside to release the battery.

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  • Pull the battery out by lifting the battery cover away from the laptop.

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Image 1/3: Pry the top plastic strip from the top of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard. Image 3/3: Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard.
  • Flip the computer over and insert the plastic opening tool under the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard.

  • Pry the top plastic strip from the top of the keyboard.

  • Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard.

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  • Using your Phillips #00, unscrew the two 4.80mm screws at the top of the keyboard.

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Image 1/2: Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard. Image 2/2: Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard.
  • When removing the keyboard, be careful not to rip the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer, to avoid damaging it.

  • Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard.

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  • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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  • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the second ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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Image 1/2: Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed. Image 2/2: Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed.
  • Completely remove the keyboard from the laptop by lifting up the part closest to the screen, and then gently pulling out the bottom half.

  • Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed.

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Conclusion

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

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