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Introduction

If your HP Pavilion 14-b120dx laptop has sticky keys, missing components, or an overall malfunctioning keyboard, it might be time to replace the keyboard. This operation isn’t as hard as one may think. In fact, with the right materials, you can tackle this job in just a few steps. For precise instructions, use this guide to replace the keyboard.

Before starting, make sure your device is turned off and disconnected from any power sources. Transfer your laptop to a stable, dry, working surface to begin the operation.

The installation process is just the reverse order of the removal process.

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  1. Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).
    • Power down the laptop and detach the charging cord (failure to do so can result in electrical shock).

  2. Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you. Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch. Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.
    • Flip the laptop upside down so that the bottom is facing you.

    • Push the slide on the right toward the center of the laptop, releasing the battery latch.

    • Lift the battery up and away from the laptop.

  3. Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest. Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop. Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.
    • Insert the plastic opening tool between the keyboard and the palm rest.

    • Pry upwards until the keyboard section detaches from the laptop.

    • Repeat this around the edge of the entire keyboard.

    • Sections will make loud snapping noises as they detach from the palm rest - this is normal.

  4. Lift the  keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed. Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.
    • Lift the keyboard slowly up until the connecting cable is exposed.

    • Carefully lift the flap on the ZIF connector using a fingernail or plastic opening tool. This will release the cable.

    • Detach the cable.

Conclusion

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

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