How To Change The Keyboard On A Notebook Computer
Learning how to change the keyboard on a notebook computer can be an easy way to save yourself some money. You might need to do this if the keyboard breaks, keys fall off, or they stick. All you will need to do is remove the old keyboard, order a new one, and install it. Follow these directions to change the keyboard on a notebook computer:
What you will need:
- Notebook computer and model number
- New keyboard
- Start by finding the model number for the notebook computer. You will need this for ordering the new keyboard. This should be located on a label on the computer or in the documentation.
- Use this model number to find a replacement keyboard for the notebook computer you have and order it.
- When you have the new keyboard, make sure it matches the one that is currently installed on your notebook computer.
- You can often find repair manuals on manufacturer's websites. It is a good idea to check if there are instructions for replacing the keyboard on the manufacturer of the computer's website.
- Turn off the computer and remove the battery.
- Locate the screws for removing the keyboard on the bottom of the laptop. These usually have a small picture of a keyboard or are labelled as such. Make sure not to lose them.
- Lift up the keyboard gently. Find the ribbon cable that attaches the keyboard to the computer.
- Detach this cable from the slot on the computer. On most computers, this is done by sliding the connector away from the port on the computer.
- Install the new keyboard. Attach the ribbon cable on the new keyboard to the slot on the computer that was used before. Make sure it is fully connected.
- Reinsert the screws on the bottom of the laptop.
- Test the keyboard. If it doesn't work, check that the cable is fully connected.