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M200 keyboard removal


Most laptops are secured with screws from the bottom of the laptop. These screws maybe marked with a tiny keyboard symbol next to the screw.
When the screws are removed there is a cable on the keyboard that is attached to the motherboard. There maybe a connector on the end the cable, in this case carefully pull the connector by the tab to release the connector.
OR
The ribbon cable maybe locked to a connector on the motherboard, in this case slide the locking bar away from the connector to release the ribbon cable.

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How to remove the keyboard


Keyboards become worn out over time. Individual keys can become damaged, become less sensitive to key strokes, or disengage from the keyboard. Keyboards can also become corroded from spills. Many keyboards on HP laptops can be replaced. Hewlett-Packard has made hundreds of different laptop models. Each model may require slightly different steps for replacing the keyboard. To locate a replacement keyboard, you can contact HP directly or another online or offline source that sells computer parts.
1.Power off the laptop. Flip the laptop over to access the device's underside.
2.Remove the battery cover and take out the battery.
3.Remove a screw to the left of the memory bay. This screw will be one of two resting in the middle of the underside of the device. You want to remove the right screw, the left screw is attached to the CD/DVD-ROM drive, not the keyboard. (This screw may be red in color.)
4.Flip the laptop back over and raise the laptop screen so you have access to the keyboard area. Insert the tip of a Flathead screwdriver along the bezel and detach it. Carefully pull the bezel up and set it aside. The bezel is connected to the device with a ribbon cable. Do not remove this ribbon cable. (The bezel is the above the laptop and is the cover that houses the power button.) Once the bezel is up, notice the three screws that are beneath it.
5.Unscrew the three screws holding down the keyboard.
6.Lift the keyboard forward toward the mouse area. Be careful, it is still connected to the motherboard by a keyboard cable.
7.Release the cable from the keyboard. Push both ZIF connectors on the side of the cable upwards, toward the laptop screen. Pull the cable from the connector and the keyboard is now released.
8.Insert the keyboard cable of the new keyboard into the ZIF connector. A pair of tweezers may be required to put the cable in place. Lay the keyboard flat down and rescrew in the screws. Replace the bezel cover. Flip the keyboard over and replace the screw on the underside near the memory bay. Insert the battery and battery cover.

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How do I remove the keyboard from a Advent 7109B laptop, in particular the ribbon cable.


The ribbon cable is connected to the motherboard by either of these two methods.
The ribbon cable has a connector attached to the end of the cable and it fits into a socket on the motherboard.
OR
The ribbon cable just slots into a connector on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable lift the locking bar up on the motherboard connector and the ribbon cable will be released and slip out easily.
To insert the cable back into the connector, lift the locking bar up, insert the ribbon cable into the connector as far as it can go and push the locking bar down to lock the ribbon cable onto the connector.

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Replace keyboard on Acer 4720Z


Hi..

I will provide you a solution this solution are very useful with you. You can do it with your self to follow this instructions. There are some image on how to replace the keyboard.

These instructions will help you to remove and replace keyboards on various laptops. I will not be able to cover all models but you’ll get the idea. Steps for removing and replacing the keyboard are similar for most laptops.
Warning!
- if your laptop is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, do not open the case or you can loose the warranty
- always remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter before you open the laptop case
- if you damage the keyboard connector on the motherboard you’ll have to replace the whole motherboard
- proceed on your own risk
Sony laptop
I took these pictures from a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 (model PCG-9S1L) notebook. Should be similar for some other Sony notebooks too.
sony-keyboard-1.jpg Insert a small flathead screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and carefully lift it up. Continue releasing plastic latches and removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.
sony-keyboard-2.jpg
Be careful, on some models the bezel might be connected to the motherboard as it shown on the picture above. If you accidentally pulled the cable, connect it back. It is not necessary to disconnect the keyboard bezel from the motherboard in order to remove and replace the keyboard, just put it aside so you can access the keyboard screws.
sony-keyboard-3.jpg Remove three (or more) screws from the top of the keyboard. Carefully lift up the keyboard from the laptop case.
sony-keyboard-4.jpg The keyboard connects to the motherboard via a flat ribbon cable. Before you pull the cable from the connector, you’ll have to unlock the connector.
sony-keyboard-5.jpg The image above illustrates how to unlock the keyboard connector. Carefully move the connector lock 2-3 millimeters up and after that pull the keyboard cable. To install the keyboard, follow the above mentioned steps in the reverse order.
Toshiba laptop
The following pictures were taken from a Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop. The keyboard removal instructions will be almost the same for most modern Toshiba laptops.
toshiba-keyboard-1.jpg The keyboard bezel removal procedure is similar to the above mentioned Sony Vaio laptop. Lift it up with a small screwdriver and remove using fingers. On most Toshiba laptops the keyboard bezel doesn’t have any circuit board underneath, it’s just a piece of plastic and you don’t have to worry about cables.
toshiba-keyboard-2.jpg After the bezel is removed you get an access to the keyboard screws. Remove two (or more) screws. Release the plastic latch pointed with the red arrow and lift up the keyboard. Carefully put the keyboard aside so you can access the connector underneath the keyboard. Do not forget that the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard.
toshiba-keyboard-3.jpg Before you remove the keyboard, you’ll have to open the connector and release the flat ribbon cable.
toshiba-keyboard-4.jpg Here’s a closeup picture of the keyboard connector on the motherboard. Be careful, this type of connector is fragile. On the left image the connector is closed. On the right image the connector is opened. Unlock the connector by moving the lock up as it shown on the right image and after that release the ribbon cable. Remove and replace the keyboard. For assembly instructions follow all the steps in the reverse order.


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ICmanServer

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How do I remove the keyboard on a Samsung R610 laptop. I have been able to remove the keyboard, but can't seem to unclip the cable that connects the keyboard to the motherboard. Is there some special...


The keyboard connector come in two types.
A plastic connector and usually has a plastic tab that you pull to lift the connector off, DO NOT PULL on the ribbon cable.
The other type is, a ribbon cable that is inserted into a plastic socket on the motherboard. To release the ribbon cable, lift up the plastic catch on both ends of the to release the ribbon cable. When you want to insert the ribbon cable, make sure the catch is in the up position before you insert the ribbon cable, then insert the ribbon cable and the push the ends of the plastic catch down to lock in the ribbon cable.

Aug 04, 2009 | Samsung R610-64G Laptop

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Replace keyboard Sony


Hi..

I will provide you a solution this solution are very useful with you. You can do it with your self to follow this instructions. There are some image on how to replace the keyboard.

These instructions will help you to remove and replace keyboards on various laptops. I will not be able to cover all models but you’ll get the idea. Steps for removing and replacing the keyboard are similar for most laptops.
Warning!
- if your laptop is still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, do not open the case or you can loose the warranty
- always remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter before you open the laptop case
- if you damage the keyboard connector on the motherboard you’ll have to replace the whole motherboard
- proceed on your own risk
Sony laptop
I took these pictures from a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 (model PCG-9S1L) notebook. Should be similar for some other Sony notebooks too.
sony-keyboard-1.jpg Insert a small flathead screwdriver under the keyboard bezel and carefully lift it up. Continue releasing plastic latches and removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.
sony-keyboard-2.jpg
Be careful, on some models the bezel might be connected to the motherboard as it shown on the picture above. If you accidentally pulled the cable, connect it back. It is not necessary to disconnect the keyboard bezel from the motherboard in order to remove and replace the keyboard, just put it aside so you can access the keyboard screws.
sony-keyboard-3.jpg Remove three (or more) screws from the top of the keyboard. Carefully lift up the keyboard from the laptop case.
sony-keyboard-4.jpg The keyboard connects to the motherboard via a flat ribbon cable. Before you pull the cable from the connector, you’ll have to unlock the connector.
sony-keyboard-5.jpg The image above illustrates how to unlock the keyboard connector. Carefully move the connector lock 2-3 millimeters up and after that pull the keyboard cable. To install the keyboard, follow the above mentioned steps in the reverse order.
Toshiba laptop
The following pictures were taken from a Toshiba Satellite A135 laptop. The keyboard removal instructions will be almost the same for most modern Toshiba laptops.
toshiba-keyboard-1.jpg The keyboard bezel removal procedure is similar to the above mentioned Sony Vaio laptop. Lift it up with a small screwdriver and remove using fingers. On most Toshiba laptops the keyboard bezel doesn’t have any circuit board underneath, it’s just a piece of plastic and you don’t have to worry about cables.
toshiba-keyboard-2.jpg After the bezel is removed you get an access to the keyboard screws. Remove two (or more) screws. Release the plastic latch pointed with the red arrow and lift up the keyboard. Carefully put the keyboard aside so you can access the connector underneath the keyboard. Do not forget that the keyboard is still connected to the motherboard.
toshiba-keyboard-3.jpg Before you remove the keyboard, you’ll have to open the connector and release the flat ribbon cable.
toshiba-keyboard-4.jpg Here’s a closeup picture of the keyboard connector on the motherboard. Be careful, this type of connector is fragile. On the left image the connector is closed. On the right image the connector is opened. Unlock the connector by moving the lock up as it shown on the right image and after that release the ribbon cable. Remove and replace the keyboard. For assembly instructions follow all the steps in the reverse order.


Hope it is helpful for you!

Thanks for using Fixya

Regards

ICmanServer

Aug 02, 2009 | Sony VAIO VGN-BX543B Notebook

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Everex nc1500 HELP!!


Usually there is no need to dismantle the laptop to get at the keyboard.
Usually there may be a plastic strip above the keyboard and the LCD screen. The plastic strip above the keyboard may be secured by a screw on the back edge of the laptop with a screw located behind the screen hinge. If there are no screws then it is just clipped in place, slide a thin blade under the plastic cover that covers the screen hinge and gently level up until the it pop up, there may be a ribbon cable connecting the switches and LEDs.
Depending up on the model of the laptop, the keyboard may have screws that is located under the plastic strip or it may have screws that are located on the bottom of the laptop, usually 3 or more screws directly under the keyboard. Once the screws are removed the keyboard can be removed, be careful the is a ribbon cable that attaches the keyboard to the motherboard.
The end of the ribbon cable may have a connector attached to it, pull the tab to release the connector. OR it is just a ribbon cable alone and it fits into a connector, to release the cable pull the plastic catch up to release the cable.

Aug 17, 2008 | Everex StepNote NC1500 Notebook

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Dell Inspiron 1000 Disassembly


The teardown information from rbrown67 was very accurate and easy to follow. It helped tremendously in tearing down my machine to replace the AC plug.

Mar 14, 2008 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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KDS Valiant 671DP


first step: lay the screen fully down, then pry the two speaker covers outward. You may have to move the screen around to get them out.
second step: lift the center section containing the power button upward.
third step: loosen the two small phillips screws that hold the keyboard on.
fourth step: gently lift the keyboard up. There is a ribbon cable that plugs into a socket. There is a liftable tab on either side of the socket. Gently pry them up to release the ribbon cable and thus the keyboard.

fifth step: The hard drive is now visible. It is held in by three screws: one on the left and two on the connector. Once these three screws have been removed you can lift the drive out.

Take the old drive out of the holder and remove the connector. Install connector onto the new drive then secure into the drive holder.

Remainder of assembly is reverse of disassembly.

You may need to pry the ribbon tabs up to ensure that the ribbon cable seats down fully. Once the ribbon cable is down, push down the tabs to lock the keyboard in securely.

hope this helps.

Karl

Nov 09, 2007 | KDS Valiant 671DP Notebook

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