Introduction

The keyboard and touch pad are contained within the palm rest. If you are experiancing problems with the keyboard or the touch pad and need to replace one of them, you will need to replace the entire palm rest with keyboard and touch pad.

Tools

No tools required.

Parts

First, use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the 11 screws on the bottom cover of the laptop.
  • First, use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the 11 screws on the bottom cover of the laptop.

  • Bottom 4 screws are 50 mm length, and the rest are 90 mm in length. All screws are 20 mm in diameter.

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Next, use the Plastic Opening Tool to carefully pop off the keyboard cover panel.
  • Next, use the Plastic Opening Tool to carefully pop off the keyboard cover panel.

  • Be cautious when pulling off the cover because there are cables you will have to disconnect before completely removing the panel.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel. Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel.
  • Lift palm rest and unplug keyboard cable and touchpad cable using tweezers. After these two cables have been unplugged you can remove the keyboard cover panel.

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Lift Palm Rest away. Replace with new palm rest.
  • Lift Palm Rest away.

  • Replace with new palm rest.

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Conclusion

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

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there is no reason to disassemble the top-half of the laptop.

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