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Introduction

The keyboard allows you to control your computer. If the keyboard isn't working, it jmay cause many problems with computer interactions. Replacing the keyboard can fix keyboard-related mechanical problems.

Image 1/1: Flip the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards.
  • Turn the laptop off to prevent the possibility of electric shock or damage to the computer.

  • Flip the laptop so that the bottom is facing upwards.

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  • Slide the battery lock switch to the left.

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  • Pull the sliding switch to the right and continue to hold it in this position.

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Image 1/1: You do not need to hold the switch when putting the battery back into the laptop.
  • While holding the switch, slide the battery away from you.

  • You do not need to hold the switch when putting the battery back into the laptop.

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  • Remove the two circled 4mm screws with a J1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the two circled 5mm screws with a J1 screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Repeat on opposite side of laptop. Image 2/2: The panel may be difficult to remove.
  • Use a spudger to pry up the plastic panel between the keyboard the screen.

  • Repeat on opposite side of laptop.

  • The panel may be difficult to remove.

  • Tilt the laptop's screen back.

  • Lift the panel and remove it from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Unclip the keyboard from the laptop by lifting it. Image 2/2: Slide the keyboard slightly towards the screen.
  • There is a ribbon cable underneath the keyboard. Don't lift the keyboard too forcefully or you may break the ribbon cable.

  • Unclip the keyboard from the laptop by lifting it.

  • Slide the keyboard slightly towards the screen.

  • Lift the keyboard out of the way.

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Image 1/1: To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.
  • Pull the ribbon cable straight out of the connector.

  • To reinstall the cable, hold it near the end and push it straight into the connector, being careful not to kink the cable.

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Conclusion

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

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