Introduction

The keyboard needs to be removed to access everything (hard drive, optical drive, RAM, motherboard).

Parts

No parts required.

With the battery away from you, slide the locking clips out. The left clip stays, the right clip is spring loaded.
  • With the battery away from you, slide the locking clips out.

    • The left clip stays, the right clip is spring loaded.

  • Slide the battery away from you.

Use a spudger to carefully pry up the keyboard screw cover.
  • Use a spudger to carefully pry up the keyboard screw cover.

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Remove the two screws securing the keyboard to the chassis.
  • Remove the two screws securing the keyboard to the chassis.

Carefully tilt the keyboard towards you and release the ribbon cables.
  • Carefully tilt the keyboard towards you and release the ribbon cables.

  • Use a spudger if needed to release the latch. The latch slides out.

  • The keyboard is now free and can be set aside.

Conclusion

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

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What is the brass colored ribbon for? Mine is broken will it effect funconality , if so how do i fix it

Kathleen T - Reply

If I remember correctly, this keyboard is backlit. Most likely the copper cable is for the backlit power. A new keyboard would need to be purchased to fix it.

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