Removing And Replacing The Keyboard

Removing And Replacing The Keyboard
  • Jan 11th, 2024
  • Ranjeet Singh
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If your laptop keys are sticky, some are missing, or your keyboard isn't working, you can usually replace the entire keyboard. This operation isn't as complex as you might think, and by performing it, you have the advantage of not removing and replacing each key individually. Every laptop is different; usually, removing your laptop's keyboard involves simply unsnapping a cover and removing a few screws by disconnecting its cable.

You can do this In the comfort of your own home. However, a working laptop is a terrible thing to waste if any damage might occur to your machine if you try to take it apart. Furthermore, if you duplicate the process, you may need to open your laptop. For that, you need to call a professional if you want to remove anything more than a handful of screws. Finally, before doing anything else, check whether your laptop is still under warranty. If it is under contract, you can replace it for free.

Find a Replacement Keyboard

Obtaining the right keyboard for your laptop is the first step of the replacement process. Then, compare the prices on eBay, Google, and various online stores specializing in replacement hardware, such as, Spare Parts Warehouse, and The keyboard you buy should match your laptop's exact model number, which you may find printed on a label attached to the computer's underside or on your screen bezel. By specifying the keyboard's part number, you can also simplify your search further, which you may be able to find on the laptop manufacturer's website or by calling their support or service department.

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Replacing the Keyboard

Check online for more precise instructions on replacing your laptop keyboard than the general steps mentioned here. There's a slight chance that your laptop is unique and may require a very different replacement process from the standard one outlined here. Check your laptop manufacturer and the website from where you bought the replacement keyboard to see whether they can offer specific instructions for DIY repair. Some manufacturers provide service manuals with detailed instructions on various servicing tasks; also, try searching on the Web for "how to replace keyboard" with your laptop's model number.


Confirm whether you have purchased the appropriate replacement by placing the new one on the laptop and seeing if anything appears in the right shape and size. Then gather your tools, such as a small Phillips screwdriver for removing the tiny screws and a butter knife or other thin, small, flat tools for prying off any covers.

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Ensure your laptop is entirely powered off: The power cord must be unplugged by taking the battery out.

Usually, a trim piece or removable cover offers access to the keyboard.

Then, examine the cover or trim piece between the screen and the keyboard that usually affords access to the keyboard. Check for any screws and remove any screws which appear to hold the cover piece on, while some reports cover the screen hinges that may have small screws on their backs.

Be aware that it may have a data cable on the back connected to the laptop before you remove the cover. Usually, this cable is essential and doesn't have much slack, so you must be cautious when removing the trim piece that holds your laptop's keyboard in place. You don't need to rip the cable from the computer by ruining the connector or the line.

The cover or trim piece lies under a data cable attached to the laptop.

When your cover is loose, gently remove the cover or trim piece if necessary, and carefully use a butter knife or other thin, flat tool to pry it up. Don't use extreme force, or you may break the cover, which would snap off reasonably quickly with a small amount of energy. Recheck for any remaining screws that may be holding it on if it doesn't seem to be coming off underneath the laptop by removing them.

When you've removed the cover or trim piece, set it aside. If it's still attached to the laptop via a data cable, carefully try to move it out of the way without damaging the line. There are usually two to five such screws that are located along the top of the keyboard. Find those screws by removing them which hold the keyboard in place.

Two screws hold the laptop keyboard in place.

You need to note that the back of the keyboard is attached to the data cable, which connects to your laptop, before pulling the keyboard up. Usually, the line doesn't have much slack, so be very careful when pulling it up. Avoid ripping the cable from the laptop, as it is crucial, for it may ruin the connector.

A small flat data cable on the back of the keyboard is connected to the laptop.

You must carefully pull the keyboard up without ripping the data cable from the laptop and unlatching the connector. Usually, by flipping up the small latch on the connector, remove the data cable and set the old keyboard aside.

Then, please pick up your new keyboard, align it without setting it down, and attach it from the data cable to the connector on the laptop. Usually, by inserting the flat line as far as it will go, you need to flip the small latch on the connector back down to grasp it. With the data cable connected, set the keyboard in place by being careful not to pull it or damage the line. Then reinsert the screws to hold the keyboard down by reattaching the cover or trim piece that usually requires a little force to snap back into place. Reinsert screws if you removed any from the body earlier.

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 When you finish these steps, you can reinstall your battery and boot up the laptop. If everything runs smoothly, you will have a perfectly working keyboard at a fraction of the cost instead of the professional repair service of having to do the work!


We hope our Laptop users can remove and replace their keyboards with the information mentioned in this blog.

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