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Insert a plastic spudger or similar pry tool, beneath the keyboard, near the "insert" key, and pop the keyboard up from the laptop.

When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

Starting at the opening you just created, run your fingers around the outside of the keyboard separating it from the rest of the computer.

Only lift the keyboard up a few inches because it is attached to the laptop by a ribbon cable.

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