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Dell Alienware M18x Service Manual: Removing The Keyboard

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  Keyboard
Alienware M18x Service Manual 
  Removing the Keyboard
  Replacing the Keyboard
WARNING:
Before working inside your computer, read the safety information that shipped with your computer. For additional safety best
practices information, see the Regulatory Compliance Homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance.
 
CAUTION:
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or by periodically touching an unpainted metal
surface (such as a connector on your computer).
 
CAUTION:
Only a certified service technician should perform repairs on your computer. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is
not covered by your warranty.
 
CAUTION:
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
computer.
 Removing the Keyboard
 
1. Follow the instructions in
Before You
 
2. Remove the battery pack (see
 
3. Remove the base cover (see
 
4. Remove the center control cover (see
 
5. Remove the five screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base.
 
CAUTION:
The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the
keyboard.
 
CAUTION:
Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.
1
screws (5)
 
6. Lift the keyboard and slide the keyboard tabs out of the slots on the palm-rest assembly.
 
7. Turn the keyboard over and place it on the palm-rest assembly.
 
8. Lift the connector latches on the connectors on the system board and pull the pull-tab to disconnect the keyboard cable and keyboard-backlight cable.
Begin.
Removing the Battery
Pack).
Removing the Base
Cover).
Removing the Center Control
2
keyboard
Removing the Battery
Cover).
Pack) before working inside the

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