File name M500 M505 REMOVE REPLACE KEYBOARD.pdf
Replacing the Gateway M505 Keyboard
This package includes a replacement keyboard for your Gateway M505
notebook and these printed instructions.
Tools you need
You need a small Phillips and a small flat-blade screwdriver.
Preventing static electricity discharge
The components inside your notebook are extremely sensitive to static
electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Warning ESD can permanently damage electrostatic
discharge-sensitive components in your notebook. Prevent
ESD damage by following ESD guidelines every time you
replace the keyboard.
Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts, turn off your notebook and unplug the power
cord and modem and network cables before replacing the
Before replacing the keyboard, follow these guidelines:
Turn off your notebook.
Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and
attach it to a bare metal part of your workbench or other grounded
Warning To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object
into the vent holes of the notebook.
Touch a bare metal surface on your workbench or other grounded object.
Unplug the power cord and the modem and network cables.
Remove the battery. For more information, see "Changing batteries" in
your user guide.
Disconnect all peripheral devices and remove any PC Cards.
Before working with notebook components, follow these guidelines:
Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing
Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready
to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags
because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.
Always hold components by their edges. Avoid touching the edge
connectors. Never slide components over any surface.
To remove the keyboard:
1 Follow the instructions under "Preventing static electricity discharge" on
2 Turn off your notebook, then unplug the AC adapter, modem and network
3 Turn your notebook over so the bottom is facing up, then remove the
4 Remove the two screws securing the keyboard and the keyboard cover.
5 Turn your notebook over so the top is facing up, then remove the hinge
6 Open the LCD