Introduction

The function of the keyboard is to allow you to type on the computer. Sometimes it can break and need to be replaced.

Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to pry the black plastic insert upward. The insert can be found at the top of the keyboard. Image 2/3: Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device. Image 3/3: Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device.
  • Situate the laptop so that it is open and the display is facing you.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the black plastic insert upward. The insert can be found at the top of the keyboard.

    • Once the insert is loose, carefully remove it from the device.

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  • Using #1 Phillips Screwdriver, remove both of the 5 mm screws that are located beneath the insert.

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Image 1/2: Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard. Image 2/2: Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to begin removing the keys off of the device.

    • Once the keys are off, gently remove the keyboard. Be careful of the ribbon cable that still connects the keyboard to motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket. Image 2/2: Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket.
  • Lift up the gate on the ZIF socket to release the ribbon.

  • Ease the ribbon connecting the keyboard to the motherboard out of the ZIF socket.

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Conclusion

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

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