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Dell Inspiron Mini 1012 Service Manual: Removing The Keyboard

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Dell™ Inspiron™ 1012 Service Manual 
  Removing the Keyboard
  Replacing the Keyboard
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
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).
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.
To help prevent damage to the system board, remove the main battery (see
 Removing the Keyboard
1. Follow the procedures in
Before You
2. Remove the battery (see
Removing the
3. Remove the three screws that secure the keyboard to the computer base.
4. Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible.
5. Lift the keyboard and carefully disengage it from the tabs on the palm rest assembly.
6. Slide the tabs on the keyboard out of the slots on the palm rest assembly.
The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the
Be extremely careful when removing and handling the keyboard. Failure to do so could result in scratching the display panel.
7. Turn the keyboard over and place it over the palm rest assembly.
Removing the
Battery) before working inside the


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