Laptop is a gadget that is very commonly used for business people who do a lot of variety of computing activities and work outside the home. Even a laptop can be regarded as a second life for those who are busy. And certainly there are components of a laptop are often in direct contact with the user himself. For example like the keyboard.
With frequent direct contact with the finger keyboard, then chances are even higher damage. Especially when we are in emotional distress is higher. Like when we are angry or a little stress, then when we press the keyboard will also be harder, even without us knowing it. These things are triggers the destruction of the keyboard. And unfortunately, not everyone knows how to replace laptop keyboard and prefer to hand it over to the experts and spend some money. But soon, your will soon become the next expert in repairing a laptop keyboard.
There are several steps to replace your laptop keyboard:
1 – Remove the screw under the keyboard. Flip the laptop over and look for screw holes that have a image next to the keyboard and remove the screws. Note that some keyboards do not have a screw down.
2 – Remove the trim piece between keyboard and screen. This is sometimes the tricky part – and where the service manual really comes in handy. If the trim pieces between the screen and keyboard are secured by screws on the bottom, then while it is upside down, remove them. Turn the computer back and open it as if you’ll use it. If trim pieces between the keyboard and screen assembly secured to the bottom with the clip, then use a credit card or similar (not broken) means you can work your way along the edge of the trim pieces and a layer between the laptop and carefully slice of pop ups. Because if you use a screw driver, then it can damage the plastic and ruin the appearance of the laptop.
3 – Remove the screws that hold the keyboard on the spot. In areas where you removed the trim up, you should now see three or four screws on the top of the keyboard securing it into place – take it and then carefully lift the keyboard and go back to the screen and then flip it upside down on the palm rest forward.
4 – Unplug the keyboard. You should see the ribbon cable running from the keyboard to the motherboard. These are usually LIF (Low Insertion Force) or ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) cables / connectors. It will usually have some sort of mechanism “stick” that holds the keyboard cable in place on the motherboard – carefully lift (or backward) mechanism and pull the stick out of the ribbon cable connector on the motherboard. If your computer is backlit, there may also be an electric wire to the light. The keyboard should now be free.
5 – Put in a new keyboard. This is essentially the opposite of what you do. And do the steps backwards.
Note: these stages are common for laptops that do not require to repair or to have other devices that are sourced from the same manufacturer such as Apple.