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Laptop keyboard replacement

I ordered a keyboard replacement which should be arriving soon, but have been trying to remove the old one. I am a bit weary about just pulling plugs etc bc my laptop is my baby! There is an IDE cable which I believe is the piece that attaches to the back of the keyboard - is this correct? Also there is a screw located near this cable where it attaches to the motherboard, but I am not sure if I need to take it out. Is it safe to just pull this cable out of where it attches to the motherboard? Thank you for your help!

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  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    so, i got it as far as the ribbon cable release. that just means - pry to little beige piece up some and pull the ribbon cable out, right? the ribbon cable came outwithout anything attached to it, so i hope this is right!?

    and to put a replacement back in i just put the ribbon cable in in the same fashion the other one came out and then reclose the cable retainer?

    and i wont have to do any configureation once booted up, right?

    thanks so much!

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    Comment by femster, posted on Aug 17, 2007
    now remove all keys and replace them slowly so u know where 2 put them


    ---im replaceing the whole keyboard, why would i have to remove and change keys?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    i dont think mine is...the picture of the one i ordered looks exactly like the one ive got with ribbon cable and everything so hopefully i wont have to go through all of that. what a pain!


    but as far as reconfiguration, will i need to do that once i replace the keyboard at alll?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    they are the same...down to the part number! thanks!

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    how will i know if i need to replace key by key?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    thanks again!

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If you want i can give u a step by step guide

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    Remove the four screws from below the touchpad / speaker assembly, note the
    size, they are different. Gently pry the touchpad / speaker panel upward
    beginning at one side. It may be a little stiff as there are plastic clips.
    With that removed the keyboard lifts out, release the retainer on the ribbon
    cable zif connector and remove the keyboard.

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    now remove all keys and replace them slowly so u know where 2 put them

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    any more questions?

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    some key borads are held by 1 key in 1 space

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    oh and make sure the key boards are the same im mean like same keys couler dont matter

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    depends on the model

  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2007

    any i need 2 go bi

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If you got a normal keybord you could plug it into the back of laptop insted of messing about twith the laptop itself if u really want it changed get a expert 2 do it i dont think your laptops life is worth a change of keys

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