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Add pictures to illustrate the replacement procedure of the keyboard
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=== Basic summary of replacing keyboard ===
=== Basic summary of replacing keyboard ===


This guide is very basic and should be fleshed out with pictures.  There just isn't a list of steps anywhere else yet.
This guide is very basic and should be fleshed out with (better) pictures.  There just isn't a list of steps anywhere else yet.
 
Here's what the replacement keyboard looks like:
 
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-front.jpg|300px|Replacement keyboard (front)]]
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-front.jpg|300px|Replacement keyboard (back)]]


''Step 0'': If changing from ISO keyboard to ANSI keyboard, or vice versa, be sure to have a system capable of running the firmware updater that you can access either remotely or with a USB keyboard beyond the internal keyboard, as the firmware for each is very different and keys won't work correctly.  See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8407 (and for NetBSD, https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8716).
''Step 0'': If changing from ISO keyboard to ANSI keyboard, or vice versa, be sure to have a system capable of running the firmware updater that you can access either remotely or with a USB keyboard beyond the internal keyboard, as the firmware for each is very different and keys won't work correctly.  See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8407 (and for NetBSD, https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8716).
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There are 10 screws on the back that must be removed, and the back panel detached.  The speakers may remain attached via glue to the case and should be carefully pried off.  When this is done, taking photos of how everything looks now can help put it all back together later.
There are 10 screws on the back that must be removed, and the back panel detached.  The speakers may remain attached via glue to the case and should be carefully pried off.  When this is done, taking photos of how everything looks now can help put it all back together later.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_keyboard-replacement-screws.jpg|300px|Remove the back panel]]


''Step 2'': Places to unscrew.
''Step 2'': Places to unscrew.


There are 3 items screwed into the keyboard frame that must be removed.  There are 2 large screws for daughter board, 3 large screws and 1 small screw for mainboard, and 4 screws for battery.  Be sure to not lose them.
There are 3 items screwed into the keyboard frame that must be removed.  There are 2 large screws for daughter board, 3 large screws and 1 small screw for mainboard, and 4 screws for battery.  Be sure to not lose them.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-back-removed.jpg|300px|Remove the back panel]]


''Step 3'': Remove the battery.
''Step 3'': Remove the battery.


Once the battery screws are removed, it should be unplugged from the mainboard and removed.  Note that there are two unconnected cables lying around, that should remain unconnected.  They are used when the battery is disconnected entirely.
Once the battery screws are removed, it should be unplugged from the mainboard and removed.  Note that there are two unconnected cables lying around, that should remain unconnected.  They are used when the battery is disconnected entirely.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-zoom-mainboard.jpg.jpg|300px|Zoom on the mainboard]]
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-zoom-daughterboard.jpg|300px|Zoom on the daughterboard]]


''Step 4'': Unplug the ribbon cables.
''Step 4'': Unplug the ribbon cables.
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At this point, the mainboard and daughterboards should be removed.  When unscrewed (see Step 2) they should pull out fairly easily.  Put them aside (including microphones and speakers if left attached.)
At this point, the mainboard and daughterboards should be removed.  When unscrewed (see Step 2) they should pull out fairly easily.  Put them aside (including microphones and speakers if left attached.)
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-all-boards-removed.jpg|300px|All boards removed]]


''Step 7'': Detach the LCD panel.
''Step 7'': Detach the LCD panel.


Step 2 didn't tell you, there are 6 more screws to remove here, 3 for each of the hinges.  Unscrew these and the LCD panel will be able to be removed.  You may have to jiggle or move the hinges for this.  When detached, be sure to place the LCD panel such that the display is protected.
Step 2 didn't tell you, there are 6 more screws to remove here, 3 for each of the hinges.  Unscrew these and the LCD panel will be able to be removed.  You may have to jiggle or move the hinges for this.  When detached, be sure to place the LCD panel such that the display is protected.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-detached-display.jpg|300px|Display detached]]
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-detached-display2.jpg|300px|Display detached (front)]]


''Step 8'': Try Not To Break Your Touchpad, or, How I Learned To Love Things That Bend
''Step 8'': Try Not To Break Your Touchpad, or, How I Learned To Love Things That Bend
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The touchpad is glued to the keyboard shell and it's glued well.  There are two places it is glued to.  If you can, only the middle must be force-detached.  You will think you're going to break it.  Gently apply increasing force until the glue begins to detach (you will hear a crackle as it comes off), and continue very slowly until the whole thing is detached.  This may take minutes due to that feeling you're going to break it.
The touchpad is glued to the keyboard shell and it's glued well.  There are two places it is glued to.  If you can, only the middle must be force-detached.  You will think you're going to break it.  Gently apply increasing force until the glue begins to detach (you will hear a crackle as it comes off), and continue very slowly until the whole thing is detached.  This may take minutes due to that feeling you're going to break it.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-touchpad1.jpg|300px|Unmouting the touchpad]]
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-touchpad2.jpg|300px|Unmouting the touchpad]]
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-touchpad3.jpg|300px|Unmouting the touchpad]]


''Step 9'': Over the hill, touchpad goes into new shell.
''Step 9'': Over the hill, touchpad goes into new shell.


In the new keyboard shell put the touchpad back where it was, hopefully the glue will remain sufficiently attached.  If there is a glue issue, this guide unfortunately has no advice currently.
In the new keyboard shell put the touchpad back where it was, hopefully the glue will remain sufficiently attached.  If there is a glue issue, this guide unfortunately has no advice currently.
[[File:Pinebook_Pro_new_keyboard-install-touchpad.jpg|300px|Install the touchpad]]


''Step 10'': Reattach the LCD panel.
''Step 10'': Reattach the LCD panel.
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