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Step 3
BEFORE REMOVING THE KEYBOARD: It is crucial that the user ground his/herself to avoid damaging sensitive hardware via static electricity. By doing this, user will not have a shock from the product  This can be accomplished by touching a metal lamp that is plugged in, or the back of a desktop computer that is plugged into a wall outlet. ALSO NOTE: A ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer’s motherboard is present (purple marker).  Removing the keyboard too forcefully could damage this cable and/or its connection, possibly causing severe, irreversible damage to the computer.  With the speaker panel absent, the keyboard can be easily removed.  lift the keyboard a few inches from the computer, taking care not to pull beyond the length of the ribbon cable that secures it to the motherboard (purple marker).
  • BEFORE REMOVING THE KEYBOARD: It is crucial that the user ground his/herself to avoid damaging sensitive hardware via static electricity. By doing this, user will not have a shock from the product This can be accomplished by touching a metal lamp that is plugged in, or the back of a desktop computer that is plugged into a wall outlet.

  • ALSO NOTE: A ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer’s motherboard is present (purple marker). Removing the keyboard too forcefully could damage this cable and/or its connection, possibly causing severe, irreversible damage to the computer.

  • With the speaker panel absent, the keyboard can be easily removed. lift the keyboard a few inches from the computer, taking care not to pull beyond the length of the ribbon cable that secures it to the motherboard (purple marker).

  • Identify the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer’s motherboard (purple marker) and remove it by gently pulling near its point of connection.

  • Once the cable is free from the motherboard, the keyboard is fully separated from the computer.

  • NOTE: If you do not wish to replace the speakers, proceed to "Step 7".

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