Keyboard Assembly

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To remove the keyboard assembly, perform the following steps.

NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you service the computer.

NOTICE: Make sure that the work surface is clean to prevent scratching the computer cover.

1. Close the display assembly, and turn the computer upside down on a flat work surface.

2. Remove the seven 10-mm screws, labeled with a "circle K," that secure the keyboard to the computer (see Figure 9).

3. Turn the computer right-side up and open the display.

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

4. Release the keyboard from the palmrest assembly by inserting a small flat-blade screwdriver under the edge of the blank key (see Figure 10), and lift the right edge of the keyboard.

Figure 10. Keyboard Assembly Removal

5. Lift the keyboard out of the palmrest.

6. Rotate the keyboard over its left edge.

7 Rest the key face of the keyboard on the left side of the computer (see Figure 11).

Key Board Track Stick
Figure 11. Keyboard and Track Stick Cables

8. Disconnect the keyboard cable from the connector on the system board.

The keyboard cable is the wide, flexible cable.

9. Carefully disconnect the track stick cable from the ZIF connector on the palmrest's flexible printed circuit (FPC).

10. Remove the keyboard assembly.

To replace the keyboard assembly, perform the following steps.

NOTICE: Position the track stick and keyboard cables so they are not twisted when connected to the system board.

1. Place the keyboard on the left side of the computer with its key face down (see Figure 11).

2. Connect the track stick cable to the ZIF connector.

Ensure that the contact side of the cable is down when you insert the cable into the ZIF connector.

3. Connect the keyboard cable to the connector on the system board.

4. Carefully turn the keyboard over and fit the keyboard into place.

Ensure that the track stick and keyboard cables are not twisted as you lower the keyboard into the palmrest.

5. To push the keyboard down, press on the blank key located below the right <Shift> key.

6. Check that the keyboard is correctly installed. The keys should be flush with the left and right surfaces of the palmrest.

7 Reinstall the seven 10-mm screws.

Start by installing the outermost screws on the left and right sides of the computer and then work inward to the center.

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