Introduction

In order to take the motherboard cover off the keyboard needs to be removed.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the two sliding battery locks on the underside of the laptop.
  • Locate the two sliding battery locks on the underside of the laptop.

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Locate the right battery lock and slide it to the right. Locate the right battery lock and slide it to the right.
  • Locate the right battery lock and slide it to the right.

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While holding the left battery lock to the left, lift up the battery using the tab located on the top center of the battery. While holding the left battery lock to the left, lift up the battery using the tab located on the top center of the battery.
  • While holding the left battery lock to the left, lift up the battery using the tab located on the top center of the battery.

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Remove the battery from the laptop.
  • Remove the battery from the laptop.

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Locate the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard. Use a pry tool to remove the plastic strip.
  • Locate the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard.

  • Use a pry tool to remove the plastic strip.

  • Using your hands pull out the rest of the plastic strip.

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Use a phillips head #0 screwdriver to remove the two  3.75mm screws holding the keyboard in place.
  • Use a phillips head #0 screwdriver to remove the two 3.75mm screws holding the keyboard in place.

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Lift up the top of the keyboard to remove it. Under the keyboard there is a ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop. Do not just quickly pull out the keyboard. Unlock the ribbon cable by pushing on the locks that are located on both sides of ribbon cable.
  • Lift up the top of the keyboard to remove it.

  • Under the keyboard there is a ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the laptop. Do not just quickly pull out the keyboard.

  • Unlock the ribbon cable by pushing on the locks that are located on both sides of ribbon cable.

  • Unplug the ribbon cable from the laptop.

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Remove the keyboard completely from the laptop.
  • Remove the keyboard completely from the laptop.

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Remove all 6.75mm screws from the bottom of the laptop. The 3 screws under the battery are 3.75mm. Remove all  5.25mm screws from the top of the laptop.
  • Remove all 6.75mm screws from the bottom of the laptop. The 3 screws under the battery are 3.75mm.

  • Remove all 5.25mm screws from the top of the laptop.

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Unplug the wires highlighted with red squares. Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover. Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover.
  • Unplug the wires highlighted with red squares.

  • Using a pry tool and yours hands to remove the motherboard cover.

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Conclusion

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

John Drinkwater

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