Removing the keyboard on Aspire 7741z...

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  1. capncrapper

    capncrapper Newbie

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    Does anyone know how? or know of a guide to doing so? My girlfriend spilled a soda on her laptop and is frantic. Hopefully I can pull the keyboard and let it dry out and get it working for her?
     
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    wlachan Notebook Guru

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    I don't have the repair guide but keyboard is usually easy to remove. You will probably looking at a new keyboard however since the keys will be sticky. A new one should cost less than $20 off eBay.
     
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    I do not doubt the possibility of buying a new one, but I'd like to know how to pull the old one first, before bothering with ordering a new one... preferably with removing as few screws as possible.
     
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    Turn your laptop upside down and see if there are ny screws with keyboard mark at the side.
     
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    capncrapper Newbie

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    Negative. That would be too easy.
     
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    downloads Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    There's no nice way of doing this. There are 6 latches on top of the keyboard you have to unlock (I assume pry open) and then pull the the keyboard up.
    Details can be found in a service manual for Aspire 5741. It looks like it's almost identical apart from the size in the same way 5740 & 7740 were.

    Service manual for 7741 is not available online but one for 5741 can be found (although can't be shared here).
     
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    ellalan Notebook Deity

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    xboxhaxorz Notebook Evangelist

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    thanks, how did you know it was almost the same
     
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