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 Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the laptop.

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Flip the laptop over and open the display.
  • Flip the laptop over and open the display.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the gap found between the keyboard and top case.

  • Pry upwards until you hear a click and work your way around the perimeter of the keyboard.

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  • Lift the keyboard up, but not all the way since there's a ribbon cable attached underneath.

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

  • Unlock the ribbon cable by lifting up the two small locks on both sides of the connector on the motherboard.

  • Once unlocked, remove the ribbon cable and keyboard from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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