Introduction

This guide will show you how to do one of the more basic repairs on your laptop, the replacement of the keyboard. When removing the keyboard, there is a fragile ribbon cable underneath which connects the keyboard to the motherboard.

If your keyboard as a whole is unresponsive or if a portion of the keyboard is cracked or damaged, you will need to replace it. If only certain keys are not working, it is more likely they there is something wrong with them than the keyboard as a whole.

Pièces

Flip laptop over so that the bottom is facing upwards.
  • Flip laptop over so that the bottom is facing upwards.

  • Remove the two 5mm screws in the image that connect the keyboard to the laptop. Use the PH0 and place screws on the magnetic project mat.

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Flip laptop back over and lift up the display. Using one of the plastic opening tools, gently run the tool along the gap between edge and the keyboard, prying it upwards.
  • Flip laptop back over and lift up the display.

  • Using one of the plastic opening tools, gently run the tool along the gap between edge and the keyboard, prying it upwards.

    • Listen and feel for clips to come undone that connect keyboard to the rest of the laptop

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When there is enough of the keyboard loose, begin to lift the keyboard up, but do not take off completely. Underneath the keyboard is a ribbon cable that attaches it to the rest of the laptop. You will need to unlock the cable by lifting the two small locks on either side of where the cable connects to the motherboard.
  • When there is enough of the keyboard loose, begin to lift the keyboard up, but do not take off completely.

  • Underneath the keyboard is a ribbon cable that attaches it to the rest of the laptop.

  • You will need to unlock the cable by lifting the two small locks on either side of where the cable connects to the motherboard.

  • Now, gently unplug the ribbon cable from the base of the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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