So, your G613 keyboard is breaking down and you are searching for how to remove the face plate from the keyboard
This is a common problem with these models of keyboards. It can sometimes be tricky to tell whether the keyboard is suffering from a bent or cracked faceplate. If you have noticed a crack or dent in your keyboard, then it would be wise to contact a professional before attempting any fixing.
Before you can remove the keyboard from your computer, you will first need to take it apart. Unscrew the two screws that hold the keyboard in place at the back of the case. This should be done on both sides of the keyboard. Now, it is time to remove the screws and pieces of the keyboard.
Remove the five screws under the cap on the front of the keyboard. Once you have unscrewed them, you can now lift up the keyboard assembly out of the case. The main part of the keyboard will be visible now. It is important to check if there are any dents or cracks in the keyboard. If you see any signs of wear and tear, then most likely, the screws are not holding the assembly in place anymore. In this case, you will need new ones to install the keyboard back into the case.
On the other hand, if the screws do not seem to be doing a good job holding the keyboard in place, then the entire assembly might be too loose
If so, then you may need to use some pliers to pull the faceplate off. Once you have the faceplate off, you will need to work around the rubber grips to remove them. You should be careful when removing the rubber grips because they may be extremely hard. However, if you have a really old model of G613 keyboard, then chances are that the switches and the gears will be worn down already.
One thing you need to know about how to remove the faceplate from the G613 keyboard is that it is very difficult to drill holes through the plastic. This is because the faceplate is extremely thin and the hole would be cut by the drill bit. So, to drill holes, you will have to use a soldering iron. Keep in mind that you should never use an electric soldering iron because you could easily melt the plastic gears. So, use only a metal tip on your soldering iron.
When you are done with the removal of the keyboard, you need to take measurements to see how much space you have in the keyboard’s case. Then, you will need to decide whether you will ship the keyboard new or replace it with a new one. Usually, keyboard manufacturers allow shipping and replacing keyboards and you should never have a problem with that. Once you have decided to ship the keyboard new, you can open the keyboard’s case and remove all the screws.
After removing all the screws, you can remove the keyboard completely
If you wish, you can also do the same with the feet. However, if you do not wish to do the disassembly yourself, you can always ask for professional assistance. Alternatively, you can purchase a keyboard replacement from any computer hardware store. The good thing about buying a replacement keyboard is that it is cheaper than shipping the keyboard new.
Once you have successfully removed all the components, you can attach all the parts back to the keyboard. However, if you did it by yourself, be sure to read the user manual first. This is important especially if you did not know exactly how to remove the faceplate from the G613 keyboard. If you cannot read the user manual, you can simply search for instructions in the internet. In any case, once your keyboard is back to normal, you can give the keyboard a polish using some alcohol or just let it dry.