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Completely take apart a Dell latitude CPX-J keyboard

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by rwankar, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. rwankar

    rwankar Guest

    I have a CPX-J and the left control & shift key don't work
    intermittently. They need to be pressed very hard.

    I suspect this is a loose connection or needs cleaning. I've been able
    to take the keyboard out of the laptop. But that is not enough. I need
    to be able to take everything apart to take a closer look.

    Can someone share step-by-step instructions on how to do this?


    -- Ravi
    rwankar, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. rwankar

    Walker Guest

    Try this Dell web page


    I have a Dell Inspiron 5000e and the Dell site has complete
    disassembly instructions. Hopefully this page will lead you to what
    you need.

    I checked again. the PDF file 64ptn_en.pdf has complete instructions.
    Page 14 is for removal of keyboard. Its a 7.4 meg file.

    Its on this page


    download the service manual.

    Walker, Aug 2, 2003
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  3. rwankar

    rwankar Guest

    Thanks for the info. I've already taken the keyboard out of the
    laptop. However I still can't get to the contacts under the keys. The
    base has really small screws which I removed. That unlocked the bottom
    plate. But there is still more to it. Now I can't see any more screws
    and don't want to experiment with my limited knowledge.

    Do you know how to get past this?

    -- Ravi.
    rwankar, Aug 3, 2003
  4. rwankar


    Apr 5, 2012
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    Heres the PDF service manual... its on Dell's website previous links are out of date

    i cant provide a link yet
    because this website requires 10 posts without links first... sorry

    its on dells website tho.

    insert an h t t p : / / in front of the below line

    timeaxis, Apr 5, 2012
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