I’ve just found that I have broken it after all. No keyboard. Bluetooth still works so I can use the machine.
All in all, an expensive mistake. BTW - I did NOT get the kit from IFIXIT - not sold here.
This is very tricky indeed - at least on my computer. I failed at this point - having skipped to it as sugested above so as not to stress the ribbons on the other side. The ZIF was not as I expected. They had opened when I pulled up the stick cover and I found I was working on the socket itself. The top edge came adrift after almost no pressure being put on it. The ribon did not come free with gentle pulling though. At that point I put the back on again… waited until the battery recharged a bit and found I had not nroken it after all. I doubt I shall try again. It is much harder to replace than the 15 inch - much…
I am unhappy with the new battery life. I get just over two hours. Is this right ?
I wish I had read this BEFORE getting a hybrid 2TB replacement drive. I had no idea an SSD was so thin. There is simply no space for even a laptop Hybrid drive. I cleaned my computer a lot though, so all was not lost - and I have an external bootable backup.