Introduction

This guide will help you replace the touchpad on your computer.

Remove the 13 indicated screws (6.2 mm) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 13 indicated screws (6.2 mm) using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

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Insert your plastic opening tool between the bottom case and the rest of the laptop.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool between the bottom case and the rest of the laptop.

  • Using the plastic opening tool as a lever, apply downward pressure on the tool to lift the bottom up.

  • Make your way around the case with the tool, every so often applying downward pressure to lift the bottom up.

  • Lift the bottom off the laptop.

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  • Make sure you have properly grounded yourself to avoid potentially damaging any internal components by wearing the anti-static wrist strap and attaching the clip end to metal.

  • Press and hold the button pointed to on the motherboard for 5 seconds.

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  • Dislodge the battery's connector to the motherboard by using the plastic opening tool as a lever on the two small plastic tabs that stick out on either side of the connector.

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  • Unscrew the two 6.2 mm Phillips #1 head screws on either side of the battery as indicated.

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  • Lift the battery up and off the rest of the laptop.

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  • Lift up on the black tab to release the ribbon cable from the touchpad.

  • Lightly pull on the blue tab to remove the cable from the connector.

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  • Peel up the silver tape adhering the touchpad cable to the case, revealing two screws underneath.

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  • Unscrew the three 6.2mm Phillips #1 screws holding the touchpad to the case.

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  • Lift the touchpad assembly out of the case by its corners.

  • Slide the touchpad out of the chassis from under the speaker cable, taking care not to damage the cable.

  • Check to make sure the small strip of conductive tape connecting the copper pad on the PCB to the metal assembly is properly adhered.

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Conclusion

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

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Jonathan Chandler

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Well made instruction, presumably works on all E3-111 devices; it did on my E3-111-C45G.

The spare parts number (Europe) is Acer No. TAA4329129, dubbed “Original Acer Touchpad / Touchboard silver Aspire E3-11 series”. Should cost around 22-25€.

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