Introduction

Replacing this keyboard is easy and takes only a few minutes.

Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.
  • Use a coin to rotate the battery locking screw 90 degrees clockwise.

  • Lift the battery out of the computer.

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Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.

  • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

  • Flip the keyboard over, away from the screen, and rest it face-down on the trackpad area.

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If the computer does not have an Airport card installed, skip the next two steps.
  • If the computer does not have an Airport card installed, skip the next two steps.

  • Push the wire clasp toward the Airport card and pull it up to free it from the RAM shield.

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Grasp the clear plastic tab on the Airport card and pull toward the right.
  • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the Airport card and pull toward the right.

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Hold the Airport card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.
  • Hold the Airport card in one hand and use your other hand to remove the antenna cable.

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Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.
  • Remove the two 2.5 mm Phillips screws that secure the RAM shield.

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Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.
  • Grasp the metal bracket on top of the RAM shield and pull upward to remove the shield.

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Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.
  • Pull the keyboard cable up from the logic board, holding the cable as close to the connector as possible.

Note: The cable may have adhesive holding it to a shield. Pull in an upward direction gently, with an evenly distributed force across the cable until it comes loose from the shield.

gsp - Reply

I feel this step needs clarification: Are just lifting the cable away from the shield, or are we removing the cable entirely?

David Maag - Reply

Conclusion

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

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