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PostSubject: HP Laptop Keyboard Replacement    Sun May 27, 2012 4:53 am

The first step: Once you check, you will find that there are two screws on the bottom of the laptop. These two screws are holding down the HP Keyboard bezel. Remove them carefully.

The second step: Turn the computer over, open the cover and insert the plastic tool you prepared between the keyboard bezel and the laptop screen. At this time, you need to be very careful. Because the bezel has pegs sitting in holes. Pry up the bezel very slowly.

The third step: For this step, it is the time to hold on to the keyboard from the end which is near to the laptop screen. Then you gently pull it away from the touch-pad end and flip it over. At this moment, you will see the ribbon which is attached to the underside of the HP Keyboard. And a little plastic connector is there holding the ribbon to the laptop. You need to carefully pull up on the two tabs to unlock the ribbon. These two tabs are located on each corner of the connector. Besides, because this part will easily get broken the most often while replacing a keyboard, you should be very gentle when you do this step.

The fourth step: After unlocing the ribbon, carefully pull it out of the connector and remove it along with the entire keyboard.

The fifth step: Place the board face down so that you have easy access to the ribbon to insert the new replacement HP Keyboard. And in order that the keys are in the correct position, you'd better make sure the keyboard is lined up so when you flip it back over. In addition, due to that the ribbon can be easily damaged from twisting, you should keep it straight at all times. Place the ribbon in the connector and then push down on the connector tabs to lock it, then flip the keyboard over and slide it down toward the touch pad and take the bezel and line the pegs up with the holes and push it in place.

The last step: Turn the laptop over and replace the two screws you removed from the bottom before. After this, you can now power on your laptop and check if the new replacement keyboard works.

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