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Inleiding

This guide is going to show you how to replace the keyboard, But first, we need to remove whatever covers the keyboard. So this is going to be time-consuming. Be patient!

Before you start your replacement, make sure that you have powered off your laptop completely

  1. Grab the two clips beside the RAM stick and pull them outward. The RAM stick should release. Remove the RAM from the device.
    • Grab the two clips beside the RAM stick and pull them outward. The RAM stick should release.

    • Remove the RAM from the device.

    • Repeat this for second RAM stick

  2. After opening the backcase of the computer, remove the screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver. Unplug and remove the wire from the socket.
    • After opening the backcase of the computer, remove the screws using the Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Unplug and remove the wire from the socket.

  3. Remove the fan and heatsink from the laptop.
    • Remove the fan and heatsink from the laptop.

    • Make sure to wipe off the existing thermal paste from the CPU and heatsink with an alcohol-soaked pad and apply a new layer.

  4. Use the pull tab on the battery connector to lift the connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard, disconnecting it.
    • Use the pull tab on the battery connector to lift the connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard, disconnecting it.

  5. Remove the single 4 mm Phillips screw securing the bottom left corner of the battery. If you are removing an extended capacity battery, remove the Phillips screw securing the bottom right corner of the battery.
    • Remove the single 4 mm Phillips screw securing the bottom left corner of the battery.

    • If you are removing an extended capacity battery, remove the Phillips screw securing the bottom right corner of the battery.

  6. Remove the battery from the laptop.
    • Remove the battery from the laptop.

  7. Remove all the screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Disconnect all of the cables from the motherboard. Disconnect all of the cables from the motherboard.
    • Remove all the screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Disconnect all of the cables from the motherboard.

  8. Remove the motherboard from the laptop.
    • Remove the motherboard from the laptop.

  9. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the seventeen 4 mm screws. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the seventeen 4 mm screws. Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the seventeen 4 mm screws.
    • Use a Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the seventeen 4 mm screws.

  10. Disconnect the four ribbon wires labeled by the red rectangles by pushing aside the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire. Disconnect the four ribbon wires labeled by the red rectangles by pushing aside the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.
    • Disconnect the four ribbon wires labeled by the red rectangles by pushing aside the metal release tab and gently pulling the ribbon wire.

  11. Remove the keyboard from the device. Remove the keyboard from the device.
    • Remove the keyboard from the device.

Conclusie

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

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Very useful photos. Keyboard changed successfully. Thank you.

William Bate - Antwoord

Also was able to change keyboard successfully.

Will note that there are some screws noted for motherboard and keyboard that already removed in previous steps. Was confusing for a bit.

Rodney Schaffran - Antwoord

An interesting discovery - the keyboards for the UK and US versions are slightly different, and annoyingly don't fit.

Richard Holmes - Antwoord

However, an excellent guide - thank you for taking the time to compile it.

Richard Holmes - Antwoord

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