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How to replace the keyboard on an IdeaPad Y530

Question

How do I get access to remove the keyboard on a Y510 or Y530 model IdeaPad?  I know they are mechanically very similar.

Answer

Unplug laptop and remove battery.

 

1) With small screwdriver inserted between F2 and F3 keys, gently pry up plate above keyboard.

 

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2) Starting at left side of plate, carefully unsnap it.

 

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3) Do not disconnect or disturb the 2 cables under the right hand side.

 

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4) Set the plate out of the way above keyboard.

 

5) Starting at sides, unsnap keyboard from top. I use a guitar pick to get it started.

 

guitar pick on keyboard 4.jpg

 

6) Lift up keyboard from top end, and  set it down toward lcd panel.

 

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7) Carefully move the two small side latches for the ribbon cable upward toward the lcd.

 

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8) Remove the ribbon cable and keyboard.

 

9) Install is the reverse.

 

Photo credits and proceedures - Duck3

 

 

 

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