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  1. The first step is to remove the track pad left and right click covers.  I used a plastic spudger tool to carefully pry and remove.
    • The first step is to remove the track pad left and right click covers. I used a plastic spudger tool to carefully pry and remove.

  2. Once you have removed the covers you will see two screws (one on each cover).  Using a PH0 screw driver, loosen the screws (they are attached so will not come out).
    • Once you have removed the covers you will see two screws (one on each cover). Using a PH0 screw driver, loosen the screws (they are attached so will not come out).

  3. Once the screws are loose, you can push the keyboard up to release the tabs holding it on on the bottom.  I use a spudger to assist with this. Once the tabs are released, you can carefully pull the keyboard down and flip it towards you. Exposing the two cables connecting it to the motherboard.
    • Once the screws are loose, you can push the keyboard up to release the tabs holding it on on the bottom. I use a spudger to assist with this.

    • Once the tabs are released, you can carefully pull the keyboard down and flip it towards you. Exposing the two cables connecting it to the motherboard.

  4. Using a plastic spudger, release the clips holding the cable ribbons on.
    • Using a plastic spudger, release the clips holding the cable ribbons on.

    • Remove cable ribbons and keyboard has now been removed.

  5. The new keyboard can be attached by running these steps in reverse. First attach ribbon cable The fold keyboard into laptop starting at top and then clip in towards bottom by pulling it down.
    • The new keyboard can be attached by running these steps in reverse.

    • First attach ribbon cable

    • The fold keyboard into laptop starting at top and then clip in towards bottom by pulling it down.

    • Then tighten the screws under the left and right click covers

    • Then attach the covers

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Bill

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This isn’t for the P52s….

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Thank you. It is for the P52 model. I don’t know if the P52s is the same as the P52 as far as replacing the keyboard but when I was making the article it auto-populated the P52s and I didn’t change it back. I have made the appropriate change.

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