Conclusion On Replace laptop keyboard - Replacing the keyboard of any laptop is not any big job, you just need to know what you are going upto do.
I am suffering from the worse working of my laptop. I applied all the cleaning techniques and possible tricks to have it work again still I am unable to get the service of 'backspace' key and spacebar. Now I need to replace the keyboard of my laptop and I am mentally prepared for it but physically I don't know what to do. Can you give me instruction for replacing the keyboard of my laptop? Can I do it myself or need the help of any technician?
- First for the security of your data take a backup of the content of your laptop into an external drive. It will allow you to restore your data if accidently you mistake to spoil your machine.
- Then carefully remove the batteries o your laptop.
- Then pry off the plastic cover of that runs along the keyboard's top. Now you can see the exposed electronics across the top of the keyboard.
- You might get two small screws holding the keyboard. Remove them to lift up the keyboard carefully.
- There would be two tabs there on either sides of the keyboard, held them carefully aside to slide the keyboard slowly upto the point it completely gets free except with the cable.
- Don't stress the cable. You would see a cable connector from where you can disconnect the cable from keyboard and you will get a laptop with no keyboard now.
- Then connect the new keyboard with the cable by sliding it slowly on the laptops surface. The top two screws should be replaced as it was.
- Before closing all the things back insert battery of the laptop and check whether the new keyboard is working. Then if everything is alright replace the plastic access cover of the laptop and you have successfully replaced your laptop's keyboard.
Still if you have any doubt regarding the replacement of laptop's keyboard and you don 't know even a bit about laptop's hardware you should more likely to be assisted by the professional one.
I own a Dell's laptop, definitely the steps described were for Dell but it might be easy for your laptop too because keyboard is commonly trouble-causing device of the machine. Thus manufacturers generally create easy steps to replace it. You can do it yourself with a bit of dexterity.