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How to Remove / Replace your Alienware Area 51 M17x Laptop Keyboard
Prior to replacing your Alienware Area 51 M17x laptop keyboard, make sure to remove the battery and disconnect the ac adapter from your laptop.
The first step to replacing your laptop keyboard is to remove the screws from the back of your Alienware Area 51 M17x. Sometimes your laptop will have a picture of a keyboard next to the screws that need to be removed. Otherwise, see your M17x laptop manual for details.
Above your Alienware M17x laptop keyboard, you have a cover panel. If required, remove this part to easily access your Alienware keyboard.
If you have screws above your Alienware Area 51 M17x Keyboard, remove those screws.
Now that you have removed all the screws, you are ready to remove and then replace your new Alienware M17x laptop keyboard.
To remove your M17x Keyboard, take a thin object and pry the keyboard out between the keyboard and motherboard. Be careful when removing your Alienware Area 51 M17x Keyboard.
Now that your keyboard is loose, simply disconnect your Alienware M17x keyboard. In order to disconnect the keyboard, pay attention to the keyboard connector and connector cable. Unlock the connector cable device and remove your laptop keyboard. Your Alienware M17x connector cable should be easy to remove by simply sliding it out.
Now that your M17x keyboard has been removed, get ready to install your new Alienware M17x laptop keyboard. Look at the back of the keyboard. If you see any screw holes, you will have a good idea of where to place the screws back in at the bottom of your Alienware Area 51 M17x laptop.
Connect your Alienware M17x keyboard to the motherboard keyboard connection slot. Secure the M17x keyboard cable. Now turn your keyboard in place, and align the grooves on the bottom of your keyboard with your palmrest or plastic bezel. Secure your laptop keyboard in place, make sure it fits properly and is snug. Now simply place the screws back in place.
Congratulations! You just removed and replaced your New Alienware Area 51 M17x Laptop Keyboard.