Having problems with your Dell Inspiron 2200 Notebook ?

How do you replace a dell inspiron 2200 laptop keyboard?

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Order item number J617 from Dell computers. It will arrive with\015\012everything you need except the small Philip screwdriver. The package\015\012will contain the instruction manual, plastic scribe and of course the\015\012new keyboard.

  1. First, lay laptop flat, turn the laptop off, disconnect power source and remove the\015\012battery. Then, lay the laptop flat (180º) on the table or desk where\015\012you plan to change the keyboard.
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  3. Insert scribe and pop up the hinge cover. Using the plastic scribe, gently insert under the hinge cover’s corner\015\012and lift the hinge cover off of the laptop. Be gentle. May require a\015\012little wiggling to ensure the little connectors pop out of their\015\012location.
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  5. Remove hinge cover, Once the hinge cover is removed, lay it to the side.
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  7. Locate the two small M2.5 x 5mm screws that attach the keyboard to the\015\012laptop and use the small Phillips screwdriver to remove them. There is\015\012at least one on each side of the laptop. They were hidden by the hinge\015\012cover and should be visible once that cover is removed.
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  9. Use the plastic scribe, insert under keyboard and gently lift. Little\015\012nodules on the end of the key board and a keyboard cable in the center\015\012secure the keyboard to the laptop. Gently wiggle the keyboard until it\015\012is loose.
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  11. Pull up on the keyboard cable until it pops loose. Set the bad keyboard to the side.
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  13. Take the new keyboard and insert the cable into the cable slot on the\015\012laptop. Press the cable lift down on top of the cable and secure it.\015\012(It is imperative that you get this part right otherwise, the keyboard\015\012will not work when you put it back together!).
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  15. Insert the nodules on the end of the keyboard in their respective slots and replace the two M2.5 x 5mm screws.
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  17. Replace the Hinge Cover.
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  19. Turn the laptop on and – VOILA! You are back in business. The troubleshooting in replacing keyboard is done.
Good luck!

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