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

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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