Laptop Keyboard We all know that laptops from different manufacturers are very different from each other, and the difference between two models from the same manufacturer might be too much to say the least. The process showcased below is for a Dell Latitude D630 model. Before undertaking this project all by yourself, it is recommended that you go through the manual provided by the manufacturer or do so once or twice in presense of an authorized technical person. Removing the Dell Latitude D630 battery(http://www.sunvalleyus.com/DellBattery/Latitude- D630-series.html) of a your dell laptop is necessary if it is old or broken. The removal of the Dell Keyboard is also done for other fixture purposes. There are essential procedures to follow in the removal of the laptop’s keyboard. These procedures are necessary to avoid damaging the laptop during the process. There are also different kinds and models of laptops. Different laptop manufacturers have different ways of placing the keyboard on the system board. These methods of removing the keyboard may not be applicable or somehow different to other brands of laptops. Things You’ll Need • A laptop • A screw driver of appropriate specification • Light colored cloth or polythene Steps on laptop keyboard removing: 1 Turn off the laptop if it is running. Removing the keyboard while the laptop is running may cause accidents. 2 Determine the location of the keyboard cover. This is a plate for covering the screws of the keyboard. The keyboard cover usually contains LED lights indicating if the laptop is running or charging. It is commonly located on the top of the keyboard and just below the monitor. 3 You can remove the cover by using a flathead screwdriver. Place the screwdriver in the right slot. Use the screwdriver as a lever to pull up the keyboard cover. There may be cases when the cover is attached to the hinge cover. There are screws attaching the keyboard cover to the hinge cover. Unfasten each screw at the back of the computer. Do this before pulling up the cover with the use of flathead screwdriver. 4 The screws holding the keyboard on the holding board will be visible after removing the cover. There may be 3 to 4 screws holding the keyboard in place. Carefully remove each screw using the screwdriver. Place these screws into different containers assigned for each of the screw slot. This is because sometimes, the screws are different in size from one another. 5 Gently lift the keyboard in the direction of the laptop screen. This is to view all the wires and cable connected to the keyboard and the system board. 6 Properly remove the data cable from the motherboard. Do this by gently pulling on the cable plug in a vertical direction. 7 Look for other wires attaching the keyboard to the laptop after removing the data cable. Remove these other wires properly from the system board. 8 Lift the keyboard from the laptop completely. Make sure there are no wires connecting the keyboard and the system board before completely removing the keyboard Please pay attention to the following tips when removing it from your dell notebook. • Be careful while removing the bezel else you might end up making dents on your laptop surface. • Use a light colored polythene or cloth to keep all the fasteners such that they are easily accessible to you. • Pull off the keyboard connecting cable gently. Sunvalleyus(http://www.sunvalleyus.com)locates in Santa Clara, we specialize in IT accessories retail. We arededicated to offer you the highest quality products with reasonable prices. All of our products are directly purchased from our professional manufacturers and reliable sources in Mainland China, Hongkong and Taiwan. Special quality control measures have been implemented in the whole process from materials selection to final delivery. Over the years, we have been supplying to many traders and distributors throughout the world.