Today I will replace failed keyboard on Acer Aspire 5733 laptop.
I this guide I’m working with Acer Aspire 5733-6650 model.
Before you stat the disassembly process, make sure the computer is 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 it’s 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,Â lift up the top side of the keyboard and turn it upside down on the palmrest.
Now you can access the cable which is connected to the motherboard.
You can remove the cable only after the connector is unlocked.
On the following picture the 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 connector shown in the unlocked position.
As you see, the brown tab still attached to the connector.
Now you can pull the cable from the connector and remove the keyboard.
It’s ready for the replacement.
UPDATE: I just published a new guide explaining how to replace broken screen on an Acer Aspire 5733.