Introduction

If your keyboard needs a thorough cleaning or needs a replacement, this is the guide you’re looking for. This guide will show you how to safely remove your keyboard from the computer’s shell.

Parts

No parts required.

Power off your laptop before beginning disassembly.
  • Power off your laptop before beginning disassembly.

  • The plastic strip boxed in red is located above the keyboard of the computer.

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There are three points of contact boxed in red needed to release located at the far left, the far right and the middle of the plastic strip. Remove the plastic strip from one far end progressively towards the other end using a metal spludger. Remove the plastic strip from one far end progressively towards the other end using a metal spludger.
  • There are three points of contact boxed in red needed to release located at the far left, the far right and the middle of the plastic strip.

  • Remove the plastic strip from one far end progressively towards the other end using a metal spludger.

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Remove the two 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws that are beneath the strip. The screws located at the far left and far right when the plastic strip is removed.
  • Remove the two 5.3 mm Phillips #1 screws that are beneath the strip.

  • The screws located at the far left and far right when the plastic strip is removed.

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Use the metal spludger to push the keyboard in the direction of the track pad and then lift the keyboard up. Be careful not to pull too fast as there is still another cable attaching the keyboard.
  • Use the metal spludger to push the keyboard in the direction of the track pad and then lift the keyboard up.

  • Be careful not to pull too fast as there is still another cable attaching the keyboard.

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There are two tab boxed in red is located at each side of the  ZIF (zero insertion force) connector. Use a metal spludger to push the tab upward in order to release the cable ribbon. Carefully pull out the ribbon cable from the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector.
  • There are two tab boxed in red is located at each side of the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector.

  • Use a metal spludger to push the tab upward in order to release the cable ribbon.

  • Carefully pull out the ribbon cable from the ZIF (zero insertion force) connector.

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Conclusion

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

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