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I have all the screws out of the back but still cannot get the keyboard to come off/out. Where did they hide whatever top secret release mechanisms???

I have all the screws out of the back on my compaq presario v5105us but cannot find what will release the keyboard for removal. any hints

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Remove Battery--- Then Remove 4 Or 5 Screws In Battery Compartment----Open Laptop And On Top Of Keypad There Is A Cover Over The On/Off Switch That Must Be Removed. If You Press Down On The Top Row Of Keys You Will See Some Slots Where You Can Pry That Cover Up, Once Removed There Are 4 Screws On Top Of Keyboard To Remove. After Removal Lift Up Keypad Slightly To Unplug Strip From Computer And Remove Keypad

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To remove the keyboard you need to take the battery out and remove the 5 or so screws from there, and if I remember, the one just right of the battery slot next to the vent. Then open up the lid and carefully pop off the top button bezel and then you will find the 4 screws holding down the top edge of the keyboard.

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    looky what I found:

    http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00...

    page 106. (section 5-22) Looks like it's only two screws under the battery.


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The top edge trim strip above the keyboard should come off once you've removed the screws holding it from underneath. It snaps in place and may be part of the hinge covers. Check for screws in the back edge too that may be holding the hinge covers. Once that trim is off you can lift up the back of the keyboard and unplug its cable at the front edge.

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