Introduction

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

Use a coin to turn both battery locking screws 90 degrees to the left.
  • Use a coin to turn both battery locking screws 90 degrees to the left.

  • Remove the battery cover.

  • Remove the battery from the computer by pulling up on the plastic tab.

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Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free. Note that the keyboard ribbon is still attached to the logic board, so you cannot completely remove the keyboard yet.
  • Pull the keyboard release tabs toward you and lift up on the keyboard until it pops free. Note that the keyboard ribbon is still attached to the logic board, so you cannot completely remove the keyboard yet.

  • If the keyboard does not come free, use a small flathead screwdriver to turn the keyboard locking screw (between F4 and F5 key) 180 degrees in either direction and try again.

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

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If your computer does not have an airport card, you can skip the next two steps.
  • If your computer does not have an airport card, you can skip the next two steps.

  • Grasp the clear plastic tab on the airport card and pull up and toward the display.

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

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

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Pull up the keyboard connector cable by its clear plastic loop.
  • Pull up the keyboard connector cable by its clear plastic loop.

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Conclusion

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

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I was worried about replacing the key board having never worked on a laptop before, your guide was a great help! Thank you, Dave

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