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Presario R4000 Keyboard removal

I have a small computer repair shop next to a large University, so I'm pretty familiar with Laptop repair. I an attempting to replace a keyboard on a Presario R4000 notebook. The problem is, I can't find how to remove the old one. I have the "control panel" off, all the screws out and the panel is loose in all areas except the very center where the power button is. Something is holding it there and of course, I don't want to force it and damage the plastic panel. Any suggestions will be appreciated!

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    Chuck Musky Nov 02, 2006

    Thank you for the response,

    It might be, although I don't see any. I am having problems with getting the "bezel" off so that I can get to the keyboard screws. The Bezel unscrews from underneath the laptop, and I have all the screws out but the plastic bezel is still attached somehow at the middle.

  • ctmom Mar 17, 2008

    A similar problem: Bought new keyboard to replace damaged one in Compaq Presario R3000 and can't figure out how to remove old keyboard. Saw a post online that said it was simply one screw in the middle of the back and some locking clips behind the function keys but didn't want to force anything. Any help would be appreciated.

  • manderlyh Feb 21, 2009

    I cannot get the keyboard cover to release about where the word "Presario" is--near the wireless internet button.

    I also don't want to ruin my computer! Help!


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The R4000 series bezel has a tiny tab on the bottom (keyboard) edge in the middle. You need to release the bezel from the hinge covers and pull/push towards the keyboard. this will release the tab.
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Is this one of the keyboards that has the little plastic tabs that are springloaded holding it in at the top?

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