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HP Compaq 6710b Keyboard Replacement

Quick and easy steps to replace your keyboard!

  • Author: Khulan Orgil
  • Time estimate: 15 - 20 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Keyboard removal is necessary to replace heat sink paste and ram.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

Turn off computer before starting. Flip to the backside of the laptop. Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover.

Step 1 Keyboard  ¶ 

  • Turn off computer before starting.

  • Flip to the backside of the laptop.

  • Using a Phillips #1 screwdriver, unscrew the 5mm screw and take off the shown cover.

  • Using the same screwdriver, unscrew the 8mm screws.

  • The screws may not completely fall out of the laptop, just ensure they are unscrewed as far as they will go.

Step 2  ¶ 

Flip over the laptop to the top side, and open the laptop.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Flip over the laptop to the top side, and open the laptop.

  • Slide the locking tabs down using a blue plastic opening tool or your fingernail.

Step 3  ¶ 

Using the plastic prying tool, lift the keyboard gently towards you. Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the keyboard gently towards you.

  • Don't take the keyboard completely off because it is still attached with a ribbon cable to the computer.

Step 4  ¶ 

Pull up on both sides of the black locking tab of the connector.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Pull up on both sides of the black locking tab of the connector.

  • The keyboard should now be free of the computer.