In this guide I explain how to remove and replace the keyboard on a HP Mini 1033CL notebook.
If you have another HP Mini and the guide works for you, please mention the model number in comments below.
Start disassembly with removing the battery.
Unlock the battery by moving the latch 1 to the left.
Lift up the battery by moving the latch 2 to the right.
Remove the battery.
Remove two screws securing located in the battery compartment.
The keyboard is secured in the top cover by four small knobs on sides.
In order to remove the keyboard from the base you’ll have to push it through these knobs.
Start removing the keyboard from the top side.
Continue removing it from the top cover.
Move it towards the display so you can access the cable connector underneath.
Unlock the cable connector to release the cable.
Lift up the black connector clip with your finger nail. It will pop up at a 90 degree angle.
On the picture below you can see connector in the unlocked state.
Now you can pull the cable and remove the keyboard.
Search for the replacement keyboard using the part number from the sticker on the back side.
In my case the part number is 496688-001 (USA model).
In the previous post I explain how to remove keyboard from HP 2133.