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How to Remove / Replace your Dell Studio PP31L Laptop Keyboard
Prior to replacing your Dell Studio PP31L 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 Dell Studio PP31L. Sometimes your laptop will have a picture of a keyboard next to the screws that need to be removed. Otherwise, see your PP31L laptop manual for details.
Above your Dell PP31L laptop keyboard, you have a cover panel. If required, remove this part to easily access your Dell keyboard.
If you have screws above your Dell Studio PP31L Keyboard, remove those screws.
Now that you have removed all the screws, you are ready to remove and then replace your new Dell PP31L laptop keyboard.
To remove your PP31L Keyboard, take a thin object and pry the keyboard out between the keyboard and motherboard. Be careful when removing your Dell Studio PP31L Keyboard.
Now that your keyboard is loose, simply disconnect your Dell PP31L 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 Dell PP31L connector cable should be easy to remove by simply sliding it out.
Now that your PP31L keyboard has been removed, get ready to install your new Dell PP31L 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 Dell Studio PP31L laptop.
Connect your Dell PP31L keyboard to the motherboard keyboard connection slot. Secure the PP31L 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 Dell Studio PP31L Laptop Keyboard.