Removing the Keyboard

1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."

2. Turn the computer over and remove the four M2.5 x 20-mm screws (three labeled "circle K" and one labeled "circle K/M").

3. Turn the computer over and open the display.

Q NOTICE: Be careful when handling the keyboard. The keycaps are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace.

4. Use a nonmarring plastic scribe under the blank key to pry up the keyboard.


blank key




right side of computer

5. Lift the right end of the keyboard and slide it slightly toward the right side of the computer to disengage the tabs at the left end.

6. Pivot the keyboard and balance it upright on the left side of the computer.


keyboard cable


keyboard interface connector


system board

7. Disconnect the keyboard cable and lay the keyboard aside.

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