Introduction

This guide will take you through a step-by-step process for the removal of your Chromebook’s touch pad.

  1. Before proceeding, power down your Chromebook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.
    • Before proceeding, power down your Chromebook. Close the display and lay it on a soft surface, top-side down.

    • Remove the five 8.4 mm Phillips #0 screws.

    • Remove the four 4.6 mm Phillips #0 screws.

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  2. Use the plastic opening tool to gently work around the edge of the Chromebook until the back panel starts to lift off.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to gently work around the edge of the Chromebook until the back panel starts to lift off.

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    • Remove the back panel by lifting it away from the Chromebook.

    • Some clicking will be heard as the panel is removed from the back, this is completely normal.

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    • To disconnect the battery, pinch the multi-color bundle cable with your thumb and forefinger and pull directly back.

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    • Remove the four 4.7 mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the battery to the Chromebook.

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    • Pull out the battery.

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    • Locate the touchpad.

    • Locate the touch pad cable connector.

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    • Disconnect the touch pad ZIF(zero insertion force) connector.

    • Flip the flap up using a spudger or your fingers.

    • Pull gently on the ribbon cable to disconnect.

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    • Gently remove the adhesive on the touch pad ribbon cable.

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    • Gently remove the metallic tape from the touch pad only.

    • Try not to tear the tape, it can be re-used during reassembly.

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    • Remove the three 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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    • Lift the far edge of the touch pad to remove it.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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