Keyboard: Dell Inspiron 6000 Service Manual

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Dell Inspiron™ 6000 Service Manual

  Removing the Keyboard

  Replacing the Keyboard

Removing the Keyboard

CAUTION: Before you perform the following procedures, see the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTICE: 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.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the system board, you must remove the main battery before you begin working inside the computer.
  1. Follow the instructions in "Preparing to Work Inside the Computer."

  2. Open the display 180 degrees so that it lies flat against your work surface.

  3. Remove the hinge cover.

  4. Remove the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws across the top of the keyboard.

NOTICE: The key caps on the keyboard are fragile, easily dislodged, and time-consuming to replace. Be careful when removing and handling the keyboard.
  1. Lift up the keyboard and hold it up and slightly forward to allow access to the keyboard connector.

  2. Pull up on the keyboard connector pull-tab to disconnect the keyboard connector from the system board.




M2.5 x 5-mm screws (2)


keyboard connector pull-tab


system board connector


tabs (6)

Replacing the Keyboard

NOTICE: To avoid scratching the palm rest when replacing the keyboard, hook the tabs along the front edge of the keyboard into the palm rest, and then secure the keyboard in place.
  1. Reconnect the keyboard connector to the system board connector.

  2. Slide the bottom of the keyboard into the base of the computer.

NOTE: You may need to push the bottom of the keyboard down slightly into the system base to slide the keyboard into the base of the computer.
  1. Replace the two M2.5 x 5-mm screws across the top of the keyboard.

  2. Replace the hinge cover.

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