Introduction

This guide will teach you how to properly take apart your Asus to replace the track pad.

Flip the laptop over and locate the battery lock tabs. Slide the right tab to the unlock position (right) so that a red dot is showing. Then, slide and hold the left tab to its unlock position (left). Pull the battery out.
  • Flip the laptop over and locate the battery lock tabs.

  • Slide the right tab to the unlock position (right) so that a red dot is showing. Then, slide and hold the left tab to its unlock position (left).

  • Pull the battery out.

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Remove the four 4.76 mm screws using the Phillips J0 screwdriver. Lift up on the hard drive cover to remove. Lift up on the hard drive cover to remove.
  • Remove the four 4.76 mm screws using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.

  • Lift up on the hard drive cover to remove.

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Starting from the left, use a plastic opening tool to slide the hard drive all the way to the right. Once the hard drive is all the way to the right, lift it up on the hard drive and pull it out. Once the hard drive is all the way to the right, lift it up on the hard drive and pull it out.
  • Starting from the left, use a plastic opening tool to slide the hard drive all the way to the right.

  • Once the hard drive is all the way to the right, lift it up on the hard drive and pull it out.

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Remove the 4.76 mm screw under the hard drive using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 4.76 mm screw under the hard drive using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.

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Flip the laptop back over and unlock the three keyboard tabs at the top of the keyboard by pushing down on the silver tabs with tweezers . Flip the laptop back over and unlock the three keyboard tabs at the top of the keyboard by pushing down on the silver tabs with tweezers .
  • Flip the laptop back over and unlock the three keyboard tabs at the top of the keyboard by pushing down on the silver tabs with tweezers .

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Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard. Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift up the keyboard.

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Using a pair of tweezers, disconnect the cable at the bottom of the keyboard by flipping the two black lock switches up on both sides of the cable. Carefully pull the cable out. Carefully pull the cable out.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, disconnect the cable at the bottom of the keyboard by flipping the two black lock switches up on both sides of the cable.

  • Carefully pull the cable out.

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Remove the nine 4.76 mm screws from the surface of the laptop using the Phillips J0 screwdriver. Using a pair of tweezers, unlock the blue touch pad ribbon by pushing the white lock tab to the right. Using a pair of tweezers, unlock the blue touch pad ribbon by pushing the white lock tab to the right.
  • Remove the nine 4.76 mm screws from the surface of the laptop using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, unlock the blue touch pad ribbon by pushing the white lock tab to the right.

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Carefully pull the blue touchpad ribbon to the right. Carefully pull the blue touchpad ribbon to the right.
  • Carefully pull the blue touchpad ribbon to the right.

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Using a plastic opening tool, remove the cover of the laptop by prying up the edges. Be careful around the audio and microphone jacks as they can be easily damaged. Lift the right half of the cover and move it towards the left. Be careful around the audio and microphone jacks as they can be easily damaged. Lift the right half of the cover and move it towards the left.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, remove the cover of the laptop by prying up the edges.

  • Be careful around the audio and microphone jacks as they can be easily damaged. Lift the right half of the cover and move it towards the left.

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Lift up and remove the top cover of the laptop. Flip this cover over to reveal the back.
  • Lift up and remove the top cover of the laptop.

  • Flip this cover over to reveal the back.

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Remove the two 4.76 mm screws using the Philips JO screwdriver. Remove the two 4.76 mm screws using the Philips JO screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 4.76 mm screws using the Philips JO screwdriver.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the metal foil up around the edges of the trackpad. Caution: Do not completely remove the foil. Lift the metal plate up to expose the trackpad.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry the metal foil up around the edges of the trackpad.

    • Caution: Do not completely remove the foil.

  • Lift the metal plate up to expose the trackpad.

  • Now you can safely remove the track pad.

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Conclusion

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

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