I am looking for printable instructions showing how to replace a keyboard on a pavilion dv7-1130us. I have the new keyboard from HP, but can't find where to go on the site to fine the install steps. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
Step 1 Power down the computer and remove all the external devices that are attached, and then remove the battery. To remove the battery on most laptops, you'll just push a release tab and pull the battery out of the connectors, but with some you'll have to remove screws. You'll know what to do once you get ready to disconnect the battery.
Step 2 Open the laptop as far as it will open and use a small plastic wedge or a flat-head screwdriver to gently pry up the end of the bezel (the plate directly above the keyboard). You'll pry at the notch in the top-right corner of the keyboard, and then pull the other side off with your hand. Some laptop bezels are secured by screws on the bottom of the laptop, so if you find this to be the case for yours, just flip the laptop over and remove the screws, and then turn it over again to remove the bezel.
Step 3 Remove the screws that secure the keyboard to the laptop. Don't pull the keyboard off yet, because it's still attached to the motherboard by a flat cable. Flip the keyboard over the palm rest.
Step 4 Disconnect the flat cable and pull off the keyboard. Now that you've removed the keyboard, you can take it with you when you go to get a replacement keyboard.
A quick notes, when you unscrew the screw on the bottom of the notebook, just remove the screw with a "keyboard icon", not unscrewing every screw you see!! 😉
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