HOW TO DISASSEMBLY ASUS E203NAH AND KEYBOARD REPLACEMENT ASUS E203NAH
If your Asus E203NAH keyboard isn't working properly - some keys or all keys don't respond when pressed, keys are stuck - use this tutorial to swap keyboards.
A well-functioning keyboard should make each key respond immediately when pressed; there should be no problems, freezes, or nonresponses. If you experience any of these problems, the keyboard may need to be replaced.
Before starting this tutorial, make sure the keyboard is clean. There are many systems for cleaning keyboards, but they have similar directions to ensure that no particles are blocking the keys that could hinder keyboard performance.
If the keyboard still doesn't work after cleaning, then this tutorial should be used. Before starting, make sure to turn off your netbook completely and disconnect it from any external power source. The difficulty of updating is considered moderate as the user has to remove the battery and ribbon cable, which can break if not removed properly.
How to Replacement ASUS E203NAH
- Position the netbook so that the bottom panel is pointing up, the hinge is away from you, and the ASUS symbol is attached to the table.
- Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the eight 5mm screws on the back panel. Unscrew the 2 7 mm Phillips screws.
- Insert the iFixit release tool between the back panel and the other side of the netbook.
- With the iFixit opening tool, lift the panel of the netbook body. Do your tool by making cleavage with it.
- Once there is sufficient space between the back panel and the device, gently grab the back panel with your hands and release it completely.
- Now that the back panel is removed, you can clearly see the battery and all the connectors.
- Start by disconnecting the silver ribbon cable as far as the back of the battery.
- To remove it from the motherboard, lift the black tab on the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector up and grab the cable using the blue tab.
- Free the ribbon cable from the left side equally.
- Free the red and black wires as far as the underside of the battery.
- This doesn't need to be fixed, just released from the clamps as far as the underside of the battery.
- Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 2 3mm screws that are on the top and left of the battery.
- Lift the battery carefully paying attention to the single cable connected to the motherboard.
- With the battery hauled in, grab the connector that's still there to the motherboard, it'll come out with little effort.
- Unplug the small black and red cables that came bundled by carrying them straight from the connectors on the motherboard.
- Unplug the black ribbon cable in the center of the motherboard by first bringing the black tab up and then pulling the cable off.
- Disconnect the coaxial connector from the motherboard.
- Hold the cable close to where it connects to the motherboard. Lift up and away from the motherboard until the connector is no longer attached to the motherboard.
- At the top of the motherboard, there is a connector that is glued in place. Peel back the tape until it no longer touches the motherboard. Gently take the connector out of the socket.
- Now that all the cables have been removed from the motherboard, you can begin to remove the screws holding the motherboard in place. Use a Philips #0 screwdriver to remove six 2 mm screws.
- Lift the motherboard away from the computer while allowing the ribbon cable in the middle to fall through the pieces.
- Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove the 4 2.0 mm screws that secure the speaker in place.
- Carefully pry out the 2 speakers from the netbook using the iFixit opening tool as shown in the picture and release them. Only one image is shown, but the process is the same for other speakers. With both speakers removed, carefully adjust the speakers to the side.
- At this stage, there should be an exposed ribbon cable.
- Insert the iFixit release tool under the white tab on the I/O board and gently pry it out to remove the ribbon cable. Pick up and free the ribbon cable using metal tweezers.
- Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the three 2.0 mm screws which are highlighted in red. Using the iFixit release tool, gently lift the power button board and free it by hand.
- Now free the I/O board by hand as shown. The board should come out with little resistance.
- Insert the iFixit release tool under the cable attached to the trackpad to remove the cable clip. Using metal tweezers, free the ribbon cables and tape attached to the trackpad.
- Using a #00 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 3 2.00 mm screws. These couplers hold the trackpad in place.
- Insert the iFixit opener under the trackpad frame and pry and carefully scoop the frame-up. With the trackpad frame lifted by hand, grab the trackpad onto the hinges to remove it.
- With metal tweezers, lift the coaxial cable from its location near the monitor hinge.
- Place the unit at a 90-degree angle (the display is flat on the table and the keyboard is standing upright). Using a #0 Phillips screwdriver, loosen the 4 3.00 mm screws.
- The detached keyboard assembly can be seen in this image. Since the keyboard was built into the netbook's plastic frame, all assemblies had to be swapped.
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