Introduction

If your keyboard is unresponsive, or you are having some other issues with the hardware on the keyboard, this guide will show you how to safely remove if from the laptop. If you are unsure if the issue with your keyboard is a hardware issue, check out the troubleshooting page to find out.

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  • Power down the computer and unplug the power adapter.

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  • Flip the laptop upside down. Locate the two latches on both sides of the battery.

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Image 1/3: Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you. Image 2/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery. Image 3/3: Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.
  • Slide the latch on the right outwards, releasing the lock. The latch stays unlocked once moved.

  • Simultaneously slide the latch on the left outwards while pulling the battery towards you.

  • Do not touch the metal connectors on the laptop and the battery.

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Image 1/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip. Image 2/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip. Image 3/3: Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip.
  • Pry under the plastic strip, starting on the top right side of the key board with a Heavy Duty Spudger.

  • Once the first corner is raised, use your hand pulling upwards and release the rest of the strip.

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Image 1/2: Remove the next three  3mm screws. Image 2/2: Remove the next three  3mm screws.
  • Remove the first 3mm screw with the Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  • Remove the next three 3mm screws.

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  • Lift the keyboard gently . Slide it forward towards the screen and speakers. This reveals the connection needed for the next step.

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Image 1/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port. Image 2/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port. Image 3/3: Carefully slide the connector out of the port.
  • Use the pointed end of the Heavy-Duty Spudger and push the pins toward the screen, leaving them in this position.

  • Carefully slide the connector out of the port.

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Conclusion

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

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