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Introduction

Sticky keys? Simply just want to get rid of your keyboard? Here's how.

Parts

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  1. Locate the battery and the battery tabs on the bottom of the Compaq Mini. Locate the battery and the battery tabs on the bottom of the Compaq Mini.
    • Locate the battery and the battery tabs on the bottom of the Compaq Mini.

  2. Push both tabs inward simultaneously and slide the battery out. Push both tabs inward simultaneously and slide the battery out. Push both tabs inward simultaneously and slide the battery out.
    • Push both tabs inward simultaneously and slide the battery out.

  3. Use a Philips #0 Screwdriver to unscrew the two screws covering the memory compartment on the bottom of the laptop and remove the cover. Use a Philips #0 Screwdriver to unscrew the two screws covering the memory compartment on the bottom of the laptop and remove the cover.
    • Use a Philips #0 Screwdriver to unscrew the two screws covering the memory compartment on the bottom of the laptop and remove the cover.

  4. Push out the side tabs simultaneously and pull out the old RAM module.  Insert the new module in the same place as the old module.  Be sure to evenly insert 'gold pins' in the same orientation that the old module was removed.
    • Push out the side tabs simultaneously and pull out the old RAM module. Insert the new module in the same place as the old module. Be sure to evenly insert 'gold pins' in the same orientation that the old module was removed.

    • While sliding the module in, press side tabs in place.

  5. Reinstall the cover and screws.
    • Reinstall the cover and screws.

  6. Remove the rubber pads located on the corners of your Compaq Mini. There may be junk underneath it. This is residue left from the glue that held on the rubber pad. Just scrape it away to find the screw.
    • Remove the rubber pads located on the corners of your Compaq Mini.

    • There may be junk underneath it. This is residue left from the glue that held on the rubber pad. Just scrape it away to find the screw.

  7. Unscrew all the corner screws. There are four total, one under each rubber pad. Unscrew all the corner screws. There are four total, one under each rubber pad.
    • Unscrew all the corner screws. There are four total, one under each rubber pad.

  8. Unscrew the screw for the bottom case located in the RAM compartment. Unscrew the screw for the bottom case located in the RAM compartment.
    • Unscrew the screw for the bottom case located in the RAM compartment.

  9. Remove the three screws in the silver tabs at the back of the keyboard. These are located at the back of the base under the screen.
    • Remove the three screws in the silver tabs at the back of the keyboard.

    • These are located at the back of the base under the screen.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

hi, steps 5 and 6 are not needed. not sure about removing RAM either. If I look on my removed keyboard, all I see are three places for screws - those located nearby battery socket.

Petr Gebelt - Antwoord

I think steps 3,4,5,6,7 are not needed! The essential problem in removing the keyboard is not shown: how to lift the keyboard! Use the flat side or back of a screwdriver to push the metal strips shown in step 8 up (in the direction of the keyboard) to lift the keyboard. Put your fingers under the edge of the keyboard and pull gently but firmly. There is some resistance of the holding cover.

See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nELBz1VB...

Hans Donck - Antwoord

Thank you so much for the link!

Alex -

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