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Introduction

This is a guide to replace a malfunctioning keyboard. This guide will teach you how to unscrew your keyboard and remove the ribbon cable to allow you to replace the keyboard.

  1. Place the laptop with the screen facing you and grab the opening tool.
    • Place the laptop with the screen facing you and grab the opening tool.

    • Insert it into the top corner of the keyboard and slide it to the right along the length of the keyboard.

    • You will feel the popping sensation as it slides along.

  2. Lit up the left side of the small plastic bar at the top of the keyboard.
    • Lit up the left side of the small plastic bar at the top of the keyboard.

    • Be careful when removing it, because you will need to apply a bit of force .

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  4. Use a PH0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4 screws at the top of the keyboard.
    • Use a PH0 screwdriver to unscrew the 4 screws at the top of the keyboard.

  5. Lift up the keyboard and pull it toward the screen.
    • Lift up the keyboard and pull it toward the screen.

    • The keyboard will still be connected to the motherboard by a ribbon cable.

  6. To remove the ribbon cable,  push upward on the small tabs located on either side of the ribbon. To remove the ribbon cable,  push upward on the small tabs located on either side of the ribbon.
    • To remove the ribbon cable, push upward on the small tabs located on either side of the ribbon.

  7. Once the ribbon is released the keyboard can be removed .
    • Once the ribbon is released the keyboard can be removed .

Conclusion

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

Caroline Camp

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rename tool with a standard link for easier accessibility

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