Ultranote V 15,6 - how to remove the keyboard

giucon

Active member
Hi, in order to install a second hd in the caddy, PCS Support told me that first I have to remove the keyboard, as shown in this picture they kindly sent me:

https://imgur.com/a/3neU6X6


Well, I'm quite worried about step 3: "Open it up with LCD on a flat surface before pressing at point 3 to release the keyboard module with releasing the keyboard in the direction of the arrow (4) as shown (Figure 2c)"

So, how much pressure should I apply? And with what? A paper clip, as in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnlACmZETKo


I tryed with a paper clip and actually the keybord bends a bit, but not enough, because I didn't want to pierce the keyboard like this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujF4hjvht54


Please help me

Thank you for any tip
 

SpyderTracks

We love you Ukraine
Hi, in order to install a second hd in the caddy, PCS Support told me that first I have to remove the keyboard, as shown in this picture they kindly sent me:

https://imgur.com/a/3neU6X6


Well, I'm quite worried about step 3: "Open it up with LCD on a flat surface before pressing at point 3 to release the keyboard module with releasing the keyboard in the direction of the arrow (4) as shown (Figure 2c)"

So, how much pressure should I apply? And with what? A paper clip, as in this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnlACmZETKo


I tryed with a paper clip and actually the keybord bends a bit, but not enough, because I didn't want to pierce the keyboard like this guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujF4hjvht54


Please help me

Thank you for any tip

It's just enough pressure to pop it out, raise it out of it's holdings. Doesn't need to be too much so long as you've removed all the correct screws.
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
An old credit card is a great tool for sliding under plastic parts like this and gently lifting them away.
 

giucon

Active member
An old credit card is a great tool for sliding under plastic parts like this and gently lifting them away.
Thank you guys for your tips.
Yes, I have it, but there's not room to insert a credit card in the up front of the keyboard
 

Shepard

Enthusiast
Hi there,

It might sound a bit crude but most people use a thin screwdriver, you will need some force to make it pop, to be honest. You could try a paper clip, but I found they tend to bend instead of pushing the keyboard out.
 

giucon

Active member
A paper clip is only capable of bending the keyboard. But I'm afraid a tiny screwdriver can pierce the keyboard, just like the guy in the YT video I posted earlier
 

giucon

Active member
With the rubber end of a pencil? How can you fit it? The rubber end of a pencil is bigger than the keyboard screw
 

Shepard

Enthusiast
Some customers reported that a slim artist brush has worked, but normally a screwdriver is your best option. We use small Philips here, no flatheads. I have spoken to our Laptop Manager on your behalf and he assured me, that it very rarely happens that a keyboard gets pierced and even if that happens, the keyboard itself should be fine, It's more like a scratch than a real hole. Especially if you hold it on the other side, like the guys in the videos you linked. And it does indeed need a good push to come out.
 

giucon

Active member
Ok, thanks so much for your support. I'll try with a screwdriver (I have a kit of screwdrivers of different measures).I'll tell you if I'll make it. See you later
 

giucon

Active member
I managed to remove the keyboard :) and then I screw it back, but now the upper edge of the keyboard (Esc, F1-> F12 Ins Canc and Page down) doesn't perfecly line up with the surface of my laptop.
This picture is more explanatory
https://imgur.com/a/t1WDun9

Any idea how to fix it?

Thanks
 

ubuysa

The BSOD Doctor
You haven't properly located the keyboard before screwing it down. I suspect there are some plastic lugs on the keyboard that have to be fitted under the chassis and you've not done that. I had a similar issue at first on my Optimus IV some years back.
 

giucon

Active member
It's super tricky, because when you fit all the plastic lugs on one side of the keyboard (let's call this side "lower side", where are space, ctrl, win keys etc. etc.), you can't fit the plastic lugs on the other sides, and vice versa.

In fact, on the "upper side" of the keyboard (keys F1, F12, et so on) there are at least 4 lugs that need to fit into their respective holes on the laptop chassis. Not to mention the other lugs on the left/right sides.

Any help will be very appreciated.
 

Shepard

Enthusiast
Are you sure it's aligned right? As long as it's not hanging over the edge, the one thing you have to do is press it down. There are plastic clips and it looks like it has not clicked into place.
 

giucon

Active member
Almost done? Not sure!
Some photos here https://imgur.com/a/i1s9K8l but it's hard to say.

Look at the upper right corner of the keyboard, I don't know if it fits as it should do



EDIT: yes, definitely the upper right corner sticks out a bit
 
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Shepard

Enthusiast
As far as I can see you need to align it perfectly and then push it into those clips. That's how we do it here and the laptops guys confirmed it for me. It's just very important that it is aligned correctly.
 

giucon

Active member
As far as I can see you need to align it perfectly and then push it into those clips. That's how we do it here and the laptops guys confirmed it for me. It's just very important that it is aligned correctly.

ok, understood, thanks for your help
 
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