How to Replace the Keyboard on Your HP/Compaq Presario CQ60

6.
Close the laptop screen.
Step 5: Replace the Screws
1. Turn the laptop over so the back is facing you.
2. Insert screws into positions shown in Fig. 2-a.
3. Hold the plastic handle of the screw driver with
your dominant hand.
4. Fit the metal tip of the screw driver into the head
of the screw as in Fig. 2-a.
5. Push into the screw while turning in a clockwise
direction.
6. Continue previous step until screw is firmly in
place.
7. Repeat steps 4-6 for all labeled screws in Fig. 2-b.
Step 6: Make the Computer Operational
1. Replace the battery into the back of the laptop as
shown in Fig. 1.
2. Plug in the power cord into the side of the
computer as shown in Fig. 8.
Fig. 8: Connecting the power cord
3. Turn the laptop over so the front is facing you.
4. Lift up the laptop screen.
5. Press the power button to make sure the new
keyboard works.
Warning:
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Never work on a machine connected to a power
source!
Never force parts into place!
Never work around water!
Be patient with parts!
How to Replace the
Keyboard on Your
HP/Compaq
Presario CQ60
Laptop Computer
3.
Objective
If you own a laptop computer, you may find the need
to replace your worn keyboard. This brochure is a
step-by-step guide on how to replace the keyboard
on your HP/Compaq CQ60 laptop computer. Before
continuing with this brochure, you need to read and
understand the safety precautions located on the
back cover.
4.
5.
Push into the screw while turning in a counterclockwise direction as in Fig. 2-a.
Continue previous step until screw is removed.
Repeat steps 1-4 for all labeled screws in Fig. 2-b.
6. Remove the face-plate.
7. Remove the keyboard.
Step 4: Reattach the Face-Plate
1. Remove the old keyboard from the face-plate.
2. Insert the new keyboard into the grooves on the
back of the face-plate as shown in Fig. 5.
Materials
Before beginning, collect the following:
 1 Phillips-head screwdriver
 Clean, flat work area
 1 Replacement keyboard
 1 HP/Compaq Cq60 laptop computer
Step 1: Make the Computer Safe
1.
2.
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4.
Lay laptop on a clear, flat surface.
Unplug the power cord from the side of the
laptop.
Turn the laptop over so the back is facing you.
Remove the battery from the back of the laptop
as shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 2-b: Location of screws
Step 3: Remove the Face-Plate
1.
2.
3.
Turn the laptop over so the front is facing you.
Lift up the laptop screen.
Carefully slide the face-plate away from you until
you feel it release as shown in Fig. 3.
Fig. 5: Keyboard grooves
3.
4.
Reattach the two ribbon cables into their
appropriate locations (refer to Fig. 4).
Replace the face-plate rivets into the grooves on
the laptop as shown in Fig. 6.
Fig. 3: Removing the faceplate
4.
5.
Fig. 1: Removing the battery
Step 2: Take Out the Screws
1.
2.
Hold the plastic
handle of the screw
driver with your
dominant hand.
Fit the metal tip of
the screw driver
into the head of the
screw as in Fig. 2-a.
Lift up the face-plate and keyboard.
Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables
connecting the face-plate and keyboard to the
laptop as shown in Fig. 4.
Fig. 6: Face-plate rivets
5.
Fig. 7: Inserting the face-plate
5.
Fig. 2-a: Turning
Fig. 4: Location of ribbon cables
Push the face-plate into the laptop while sliding
the face-plate towards you until bottom is flush
as shown in Fig. 7.