Introduction

Use this guide when your keyboard does not work or if any keys falls off. You cannot replace individual keys.

  1. Slide both of the latches to the outside to release the battery.
    • Slide both of the latches to the outside to release the battery.

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  2. Pull the battery out by lifting the battery cover away from the laptop.
    • Pull the battery out by lifting the battery cover away from the laptop.

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    • Flip the computer over and insert the plastic opening tool under the plastic strip at the top of the keyboard.

    • Pry the top plastic strip from the top of the keyboard.

    • Peel the strip completely away from the keyboard.

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    • Using your Phillips #00, unscrew the two 4.80mm screws at the top of the keyboard.

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    • When removing the keyboard, be careful not to rip the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer, to avoid damaging it.

    • Flip the keyboard up from the bottom in order to see the two ribbons connecting it to the motherboard.

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    • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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    • Using the plastic opening tools, pop out the second ribbon cable from the rest of the computer.

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    • Completely remove the keyboard from the laptop by lifting up the part closest to the screen, and then gently pulling out the bottom half.

    • Keep the keyboard safe by storing it on a flat, non-metallic surface until needed.

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Conclusion

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

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