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.

Pull the keyboard release tabs (highlighted in red) toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs (highlighted in red) 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.

If your computer does not have an AirPort card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.
  • If your computer does not have an AirPort card installed, skip to the RAM shield removal step.

  • 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Conclusion

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

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