Introduction

This repair guide will give you the steps to follow to replace the keyboard of your device.

Remove the thirteen 1.4mm screws using a Phillips #2 screwdriver
  • Remove the thirteen 1.4mm screws using a Phillips #2 screwdriver

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Locate the hidden screw found in the middle of the back hard cover.
  • Locate the hidden screw found in the middle of the back hard cover.

    • The hidden screw is found under the rubber cover shown in picture.

  • Here you will find a proprietary Japanese screw head.

    • Remove the screw with your own tool (not provided by IFixit) or by using the methods found here.

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  • Peel off the hardcover on the back of the device to expose the interior of the device.

    • Force may be required, but the hardcover should detach smoothly.

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  • Remove the six screws using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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  • Remove the white Bundled Cable Connector by gently pulling it out of the socket. Follow the guide here.

    • Plug should easily detach with little force.

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  • Lift the battery up by its sides. The battery should easily come off.

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  • Remove the two cables by following the direction here.

    • The cables should come off easily.

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  • Flip the device over to access the keyboard.

  • Insert the Opening Tool into the crevice on one side of keyboard frame.

  • Pry off the keyboard using the tool.

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  • Pull off the rest of the keyboard with your hands when you're able to easily grab underneath the keyboard.

    • The keyboard will be taped underneath but will easily detach.

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Conclusion

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

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