With the speaker panel absent, the keyboard can be easily removed. lift the keyboard a few inches from the computer, taking care not to pull beyond the length of the ribbon cable that secures it to the motherboard (purple marker).
Identify the ribbon cable connecting the keyboard to the computer’s motherboard (purple marker) and remove it by gently pulling near its point of connection.
Once the cable is free from the motherboard, the keyboard is fully separated from the computer.
NOTE: If you do not wish to replace the speakers, proceed to "Step 7".