Introduction

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

  1. Flip the laptop over and locate the battery lock tabs.
    • 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.

  2. Remove the four 4.76 mm screws using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.
    • Remove the four 4.76 mm screws using the Phillips J0 screwdriver.

    • Lift up on the hard drive cover to remove.

    • 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.

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

    • 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 .

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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Carefully pull the blue touchpad ribbon to the right.

    • 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.

    • Lift up and remove the top cover of the laptop.

    • Flip this cover over to reveal the back.

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

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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