Today I will try to explain how to remove and replace the broken keyboard in Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop.

CAUTION: Before you begin any of the following procedures, turn off the laptop , unplug the power adapter and remove the battery. Note that computer parts are very sensitive to static electricity so ground yourself before touching anything inside you computer by using grounding strap or touch a metal faucet  pipe.

Removing the keyboard.

  1. Open the display at a 180 degrees angle so that it lies flat against your work surface.
  2. Using a flat screwdriver gently lift up the hinge cover.dell 1501 keyboard

  3. Pulling up from right to left, gently remove the hinge cover.
  4. Remove the two screws at the top of the keyboard.dell 1501 keyboard 2
  5. Lift up the keyboard but be careful because the keyboard is attached to the motherboard with a flat ribbon cable which can be easily damaged.dell 1501 keyboard 3
  6. Disconnect the keyboard cable and remove the keyboard. To disconnect the keyboard cable, lift the connector latch and slide the keyboard cable out of the keyboard connector on the system board.dell 1501 keyboard 5

Replacing the keyboard.

  1. Carefully slide the keyboard cable into the connector on the system board and close the connector latch.
  2. Slide the tabs on the keyboard under the palm rest. dell 1501 keyboard 4
  3. Press lightly on the top edges of the keyboard to snap it into place.
  4. Replace the two  screws at the top of the keyboard.