Dell Inspiron 300m Keyboard Removing Guide

Dell Inspiron 300m Keyboard Removing Guide

Removing the Keyboard

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Owner's Manual.

NOTICE: Disconnect the computer and any attached devices from electrical outlets.

NOTICE: To avoid ESD, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer.

NOTICE: Read the instructions in General Safety Guidelines for Working with Notebook Computers.

1. Remove the battery.

2. Remove the four M2 x 4-mm screws labeled with an arrow from the bottom of the computer.

NOTICE: The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.

3. Turn the computer over, and insert a 1/4-inch flat-blade screwdriver into the slot to the right of the keyboard locator tab.

4. Pry up the keyboard locator tab, and the keyboard pops up.

5. Pull the keyboard a small distance toward the front of the computer to release the four securing tabs located across the back edge of the keyboard.

6. Rotate the keyboard toward the front of the computer and place it face-down on the palm rest.

NOTICE: Do not pull on the keyboard flex cable.

7. Open the ZIF connector on the system board by pulling the ZIF connector tabs toward the back of the computer.

8. Remove the keyboard flex cable from the ZIF connector.

9. Lift the keyboard up and out of the computer.

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