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Remove keyboard samsung np-r40

I have removed the 2 screws on the base of the laptop, but I cannot get the keyboard to pop out

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To get the keyboard out you do not have to remove any screws..yet ..just remove the fromt cover of the hinges and inserting someting on the F1 buttons and open the snap click that are holding that lid in place ...after that see if there are any screws under it that are related with the keyboard...if there are ..remove them ..if not ..just insert somdething at the base(in the space key are ) a fl;at screw driver ..and move a little the keyboard forward to the screen ..about one inch ..and than pop it up..from the snaps at the side..
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I believe that to remove the keyboard you'll have to unscrew the entire case. Be aware that there are many small components inside these laptops and any one of them can be damaged by static shock or a misplaced finger.

To take the case apart, first unplug the laptop and remove the battery.

Second, remove the hard drive, cd/dvdrom and any other removeable components.

Next, find all the screw locations on the bottom of the laptop.

Draw on a piece of paper a rough map of where each screw is located.

Remove each screw one by one placing them on the paper map in it's correct location so that you can put them back where they came from.

Once all screws have been removed you should then be able to split the case apart, the top bezel should split apart from the bottom assembly.

The keyboard should be accessible, it will either be attached to the top bezel or the main motherboard assembly. If it is attached to the top bezel, be careful that you do not damage the ribbon cable that connects it to the main motherboard assembly when you split the two halves of the case apart.

If you are uncomfortable with this procedure or fear voiding any kind of warranty you may have, then I suggest you take it to a Samsung authorized repair shop or equally qualified technician to have this kind of maintenance performed. good day

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If you have to ask "how", I recommend that you STOP, and take the computer to a qualified technician, and get the work done correctly and safely.

However, if you insist, look at the top-most edge of the keyboard (nearest the LCD screen) -- there may be two "tabs" which slide underneaath part of the chassis. It _MAY_ be possible to pull the keyboard slightly toward you, so that those tabs will move "above" that part of the chassis, thus releasing the keyboard. GENTLY lift the keyboard -- there is a "ribbon-cable" underneath the keyboard, connecting the keyboard to the computer. Don't damage that ribbon-cable!

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