Step 3: Detach the Keyboard
Detach the keyboard by taking out the screws beneath the hinge cover that secure it, lifting it off, and then unplugging the connector. On some notebooks, simple latches allow you to remove the keyboard without unscrewing anything.
(Note: In a job like this, keeping track of where each screw came from is important. A good way to keep things organized is to use paper cups to hold the screws — one cup for each step of disassembly — and label each cup clearly.)
Photograph: Charlie Nucci