Introduction

Replacing the keyboard is an intermediate level repair. Following the instructions carefully will help you successfully replace your keyboard.

Image 1/3: Slide the right lock outwards, until it locks into place. Image 2/3: Slide and hold the left lock outwards and hold it in place. Image 3/3: Slide and hold the left lock outwards and hold it in place.
  • Locate the battery locks on the bottom of the laptop.

  • Slide the right lock outwards, until it locks into place.

  • Slide and hold the left lock outwards and hold it in place.

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  • While holding the lock in place, slide the battery out towards you.

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  • Using a #1 Phillips screwdriver, remove the 5.8 mm screw in the battery slot.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the plastic panel above the keyboard.

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  • Unscrew the four 3.7 mm screws at the top of the keyboard using a #1 Phillips screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Do not try to remove the keyboard completely because it is still attached to the motherboard.
  • Slowly lift the keyboard out, up and towards the screen.

  • Do not try to remove the keyboard completely because it is still attached to the motherboard.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, flip the ZIF connector up to release the ribbon and the keyboard.

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Conclusion

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

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Nice little guide. The only thing I can really think to add would be on the last part for those of us who are super-paranoid about breaking something. If you could add a picture of what the ZIF connector looks like after it's opened would help some.

I appreciate the guide, thanks. :)

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