Today I will replace failed keyboard on Acer Aspire 5733 laptop.
I’m fixing an Acer Aspire 5733-6650 laptop but this guide should work for the entire Aspire 5733 model line.
Before you stat laptop disassembly, make sure it’s turned off and battery removed.
The keyboard is secured by six spring loaded latches on the top.
Carefully push the left latch into the case with a screwdriver.
At the same time lift up the left side of the keyboard a little bit.
When the keyboard lifted up it will not allow the latch to go back into the locked position.
Do the same with the remaining five latches.
After all six latches released, lift up the top side of the keyboard and turn it upside down on the palmrest.
Now you can access the keyboard cable which is connected to the motherboard.
You can remove the cable only after the connector is unlocked.
On the following picture the keyboard connector shown in the locked position.
In order to unlock the connector, you’ll have to slide the brown tab about 2-3 millimeters towards the touchpad.
The brown tab must stay attached to the connector. Do not use to much force while moving the tab. Work very gently.
On the following picture the keyboard connector shown in the unlocked position.
As you see, the brown tab still attached to the connector.
Now you can pull the keyboard cable from the connector and remove the keyboard.
The keyboard is ready for the replacement.
If you need a new keyboard for your Acer Aspire 5733 laptop, you can find it here.
UPDATE: I just published a new guide explaining how to replace broken screen on an Acer Aspire 5733 series laptop.