Keyboard: Dell Inspiron XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
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Dell™ Inspiron™ XPS and Inspiron 9100 Service Manual
Before performing the following procedures, read the safety instructions
in your Owner's Manual.
To avoid electrostatic discharge, ground yourself by using a wrist grounding strap or
by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface (such as the back panel) on the computer.
To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you
begin working inside the computer.
1. Follow the instructions in
2. Open the display.
3. Remove the center
You do not need to remove the left and right hinge
4. Remove the keyboard:
a. Remove the two M2.5 x 3-mm screws across the top of the keyboard.
The keycaps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to
replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
b. Lift up the keyboard and gently slide it toward the display.
c. Hold the keyboard up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.
d. Pull up on the keyboard connector tab to disconnect the keyboard connector from the
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