Introduction

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

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

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With tools and Fix Kits
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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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