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How do I remove my laptop keyboard?

Q: How do I remove my laptop keyboard?

Without going into details, about a teaspoon of shampoo got spilled on my laptop keyboard in the top left quarter. I tried posting this from it, but it was unreadable. I immediately shut it down & used a dry towel to wipe up excess but some keys still don't work .
Please don't tell me I have to tear my laptop apart The Esc key does work.
Its a VGN-CR590
I do have the manual ,but I don't think it shows how to remove the keyboard. TIA

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A: How do I remove my laptop keyboard?

I'm stumped. I found this (Silver)/VGN-CR590/KBS15
checked out the manual but still can't find the screws with keyboard icons & I fear breaking the keyboard by removing it incorrectly.
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Can anyone here help me remove/replace the keyboard for an Acer Aspire 5672WLMi ??

A:How do I Remove keyboard of my Acer Aspire 5672 laptop ?

bluezz said:

The technical support people say if I can change the keyboard myself, then they'll simply ship me a new keyboard which I would have to change myself. Otherwise, I will have to send them the laptop which is a lot of hassle and the shipping would suck

Can anyone here help me remove/replace the keyboard for an Acer Aspire 5672WLMi ??Click to expand...

Look's like you got the answer here......
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You might try holding the 'fn' key while you tap the fnumber key.
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A:laptop keyboard does not work but works fine with usb keyboard

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Were u able to do that before? Are u sure that your laptop is set to standby and not to sleep/hibernate mode?
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Control Panel , Languages.
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Are you sure that the screw is into the keyboard and not the plastic under the keyboard? My parents have a newer inspiron laptop and it takes about 30 seconds to get the keyboard out. Remove bezel, unscrew keyboard, turn keyboard over and unclip the connector.
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A:Ideapad 100-14IBY impossible to remove keyboard

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Please review the Lenovo Training Video for your model and the section pertaining to removing the keyboard.  Chances are the little catches on the edge of the keyboard are holding things up.
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A:Remove keyboard of Gateway M320 notebook

DISCLAIMER: I have never worked on a Gateway laptop computer. The following information is based on my working with LCD modules, some of which use similar cables and sockets. I am not responsible for any damage that may occur if you use this information.

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Go to Solution.

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Sorry for posting twice. Thought the first post had failed...