Introduction

If the keyboard is not working, it may need to be replaced. This guide contains instructions for replacing the keyboard of the Toshiba Satellite C650D.

Unplug the laptop and turn it off.
  • Unplug the laptop and turn it off.

  • Flip the laptop upside down.

  • Locate the battery on the underside of the laptop.

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Push the two latches away from the battery.
  • Push the two latches away from the battery.

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Slide the battery away from the laptop. Locate the serial number on the battery to order a replacement.
  • Slide the battery away from the laptop.

  • Locate the serial number on the battery to order a replacement.

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Remove the fourteen 6.0mm and two 2.0mm Philip's #0 screws connecting the keyboard to the back.
  • Remove the fourteen 6.0mm and two 2.0mm Philip's #0 screws connecting the keyboard to the back.

  • Make sure you keep track of all the screws.

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Flip the computer over.
  • Flip the computer over.

  • Use a nylon spudger to lift the keyboard.

    • Go around the edge of the keyboard and lift until the keyboard separates from the back.

  • Only lift the keyboard a little at a time, otherwise you risk damaging the plastic.

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Detach the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.
  • Detach the ribbon cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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this is completely wrong, remove the strip above keyboard, unscrew the screws, lift keyboard up gently, remove ribbon cable by flipping up the catch, all should be done VERY gently

one78point4 - Reply

VERY TRUE . But fitted a new keyboard and it still can,t use numbers one to five or the space bar unless i use the FN button.

jcampbell1950 - Reply

Just proceeded as one78point4 commented and although it's a Toshiba L300, it took me less than 5 minutes to fix my keyboard's issue, which was in fact a disconnected ribbon (strange though...sabotage?)

Anyway...thanks a million to you one78point4!!!

calipha - Reply

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