In this guide I replace damaged keyboard on an HP Pavilion tx1000 notebook. It’s possible that my guide fits some other HP Pavilion notebooks. Please mention the notebook model number in the comments after the post if it works for you.
I believe these instructions will work for one of the following models: HP Pavilion tx1100, tx1200, tx1300, tx1400.
Before you start, do not forget to turn off the notebook.
Remove the battery.
Remove four screws securing the keyboard on the bottom.
Carefully insert a very small screwdriver between the top side of the keyboard and notebook case.
Lift up the keyboard. Be careful with the keys.
Remove the keyboard.
Place the keyboard so you can access the cable connector underneath.
The keyboard cable is plugged into the connector on the motherboard. You’ll have to unlock the connector before removing the cable.
On this picture the cable connector is shown in the locked position.
On the next picture, the same connector is shown in the unlocked position.
Now you can pull the keyboard cable from the connector.
Remove the keyboard and replace it with a new one.
You can search for a new keyboard replacement by the part number printed on the sticker. In my case the keyboard part number is 441316-001.
A new keyboard for an HP Pavilion tx1000 can be purchased here for less than $20.