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Acer 5100 Hi i have a new keyboard just arrived for my acer aspire how do i get the old one off ? thanks

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    Thanks for your help shaggy. It worked a treat.

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There is a strip of plastic above the keyboard you have to pull off to get at the screws for the keyboard.

I would remove any screws under the laptop that go into the strip above the keyboard and any screws that are under the keyboard.

Then carefully pry the strip above the keyboard up with your hands or use a small flathead screwdriver along the edge.

Hope this helps!

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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