How to replace keyboard on Dell Latitude E6400

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Dell Latitude E6400

In this guide I explain how to remove and replace damaged keyboard on a Dell Latitude E6400 laptop.

In my case one of the keys got damaged and I couldn’t fix the key



 because the metal bracket broke off of the frame.

STEP 1.

Remove the battery.

Remove battery

STEP 2.

If you have a SIM card installed pull the black tab and remove the card.

One of the LED cover latches located under the card.

Remove SIM card

STEP 3.

You will find three LED cover latches in the battery compartment.

LED cover latches

STEP 4.

Push on each latch with a small flathead screwdriver to release the cover.

Unlock LED cover

STEP 5.

Lift up and remove the cover.

Remove LED cover

STEP 6.

Remove two screws located above the F2 and F9 keys.

Remove keyboard screws

STEP 7.

Carefully lift up the top side of the keyboard and slide it towards the display to disconnect from the motherboard.

Disconnect keyboard

Dell Latitude E6400 keyboard doesn’t have a regular ribbon cable.

The connector is part of the keyboard frame and located below the left and right click buttons.

Keyboard connector

STEP 8.

Now you can remove the damaged keyboard and replace it with a new one.

You can find new replacement keyboards one eBay or Amazon.

Replace keyboard

For complete Dell Latitude E6400 disassembly instruction please refer to the official service manual.

 





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2 Responses

  1. Hello,

    I need a sony vaio PCG-31311M service manual or power dc adapter instructions repair.
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  2. IML Tech

    @ Makario,
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t find this manual.