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I need to replace the keyboard on a compaq c300

I can't seem to get the bottom cover off. It looks like there are screws coming from the top that I cannot find... Can you help?

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  • kajuana Apr 23, 2009

    i have the same problem and the hp website does not work to view the manual

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This just happened to me with a black Compaq keyboard. There are two additional screws hidden under the rubber pads. You'll have to remove the pads (use a screwdriver or your nails) to get access to those screws, and then when you're done put the pads back in place (they are sticky on the inside, so I guess they'll glue back to the keyboard and not fall).

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As per the service manual available here on the HP Website is only necessary to remove the switch cover to access the keyboard screws. The switch cover is secured by to screws located in the battery compartment. The keyboard screws are located on the top of the system under the switch cover.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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