LAPTOP DISASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS.
First of all, turn off the laptop, unplug the power adapter and remove the battery.
Insert a small flat head screwdriver between the keyboard bezel and laptop base. Carefully lift up one side of the keyboard bezel.
Continue removing the keyboard bezel with your fingers.
The launch board is located above the keyboard. In order to release the launch board cable we’ll have to remove the keyboard first.
Remove one screw securing the keyboard.
Lift up the keyboard as it shown on the picture below.
Turn the keyboard upside down and place it on the palm rest.
The keyboard is still connected to the motherboard. If you are replacing only the launch board, it’s not necessary to disconnect the keyboard from the motherboard.
If you decide to remove the keyboard, you’ll have to unlock the connector first. On the picture below you can see the keyboard cable connector in the unlocked position.
After the connector is unlocked you can release the cable and remove the keyboard.
Remove two screws securing the launch board. Disconnect the launch board cable from the motherboard.
Lift up and remove the launch board.
Transfer the flat ribbon cable to the new launch board and install it back into the laptop.