In this guide I will remove and replace defective keyboard on a Gateway M-Series notebook.
In my case the model is: M-6846 but this guide will work for all other Gateway M-Series.
If my guide works for you, please mention the model number in comments below.
Turn off the computer, remove the battery.
Remove one screw on the bottom.
Carefully lift up one side of the speaker cover with a small flat head screwdriver.
Continue removing the speaker cover with your fingers.
Be careful, there will be a cable connecting the LED board to the motherboard under the cover.
Remove two screws securing the keyboard.
Lift up the keyboard and separate it from the top cover assembly.
Now you can access the cable connector.
You’ll have to unlock the connector before removing the cable.
In order to unlock the connector carefully move the locking clip about 2 millimeters to the direction shown by two arrows.
On the picture below you can see connector in the unlocked state.
Now you can pull the cable from the connector and remove the keyboard completely.
Replace it with a new one and assemble the laptop following all steps in the reverse direction.
You can find a new keyboard for your Gateway M-Series using the part number from the sticker.
In my case the part number is: AESA6U00020.
In the previous guide I explain how to replace the screen in the same Gateway M-Series laptop.