Introduction

The track pad on this device has a habit of breaking. It can sometimes sink into the keyboard or stop responding altogether. This guide will help you replace a faulty track pad.

Image 1/1: This screw does not need to be removed because it doesn't hold the backplate in.
  • Use the Driver with the Phillips PH0 attachment to unscrew the 7 5mm screws from the back panel.

  • This screw does not need to be removed because it doesn't hold the backplate in.

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Image 1/2: Pull down on the plastic opening tool like a lever to create space and slide along the crevice to remove the back panel. Image 2/2: Pull down on the plastic opening tool like a lever to create space and slide along the crevice to remove the back panel.
  • Push the plastic opening tool into the crevice between the front and back panel.

  • Pull down on the plastic opening tool like a lever to create space and slide along the crevice to remove the back panel.

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Image 1/3: Pull down on the plastic opening tool like a lever to flip the black clip and remove the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: The black clip doesn't take much force to lift, so be gentle to avoid breaking it. Image 3/3: The black clip doesn't take much force to lift, so be gentle to avoid breaking it.
  • Gently slide the plastic opening tool under the black clip that is attached to the ribbon cable.

  • Pull down on the plastic opening tool like a lever to flip the black clip and remove the ribbon cable.

  • The black clip doesn't take much force to lift, so be gentle to avoid breaking it.

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  • Remove the touchpad.

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Conclusion

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

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