In this guide I’ll be replacing the keyboard on a Dell Inspiron 1750 laptop.
My customer spilled something on it and some keys stopped working completely.
Before you start the disassembly process, make sure the computer is turned off and battery removed.
There are two screws securing the speaker cover on the bottom.
Remove both screws.
Lift up one side of the speaker cover with a small flathead screwdriver. I’m using a plastic stick for that.
Continue removing the cover with your fingers.
The speaker cover removed.
Remove four screws securing the keyboard to the top cover.
Carefully lift up one side of the plastic bezel with a sharp object.
Continue removing the bezel with your fingers.
There are small latches securing the bezel. You’ll have to wiggle it a little bit in order to disengage those latches.
The bezel has been removed.
Slide the keyboard towards the display.
Now you should be able to access the keyboard cable connector.
You can remove the cable from the connector ONLY after the connector is unlocked.
On the following picture the connector shown in the locked position.
In order to unlock the connector lift up the right side of the brown locking tab with your fingernail.
The locking tap will pop up at a 90 degree angle.
On the following picture the connector shown in the unlocked position.
Now you can pull the cable from the connector.
Finally remove the keyboard and replace it with a new one.
In the next post I’ll explain how to replace laptop LCD screen.