Introduction

Your touch pad is not working and you want to replace it in the safest way possible? Are you confused with the steps you need to take in order to replace your touch pad? This guide will teach you how to do so step by step.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/2: Remove the remaining 9 visible screws, which are 5mm in length. Image 2/2: Every screw in this laptop can be removed with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Start the process of removing the bottom cover of the laptop by unscrewing the 8mm screws in the top right and left corners.

  • Remove the remaining 9 visible screws, which are 5mm in length.

  • Every screw in this laptop can be removed with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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  • Towards the top right corner of the laptop, there is a rubber piece covering the final screw holding the cover on, as well as a set of pins. Use your fingernail to remove this piece of rubber, and then unscrew the hidden 5mm screw.

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Image 1/2: If you are having trouble unseating the cover by hand, a nylon spudger can be run around the perimeter of the laptop to help lift the cover away from the case. Image 2/2: If you are having trouble unseating the cover by hand, a nylon spudger can be run around the perimeter of the laptop to help lift the cover away from the case.
  • Going around the edges of the laptop, apply light to moderate amounts of pressure away from the laptop to unseat the cover so that it can be removed. Once you have removed the cover, place it face-up in a safe place to avoid getting the inside of the cover dirty.

  • If you are having trouble unseating the cover by hand, a nylon spudger can be run around the perimeter of the laptop to help lift the cover away from the case.

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  • Carefully unscrew the two 5mm screws holding the battery in place.

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  • Carefully use light upward pressure to unseat the battery from the case, but do not pull on the cord or try and completely remove the battery from the case.

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  • Finally, disconnect the battery from the motherboard by undoing the power connector. To undo the connector, simply apply light to moderate pull on the sides of the connector.

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Image 1/2: To remove it, gently pull the ribbon cable away from the slot that it is seated in. Image 2/2: To remove it, gently pull the ribbon cable away from the slot that it is seated in.
  • Start by carefully removing the ribbon cable that is plugged into the touch pad.

  • To remove it, gently pull the ribbon cable away from the slot that it is seated in.

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  • Remove the three visible screws below the touch pad that hold the bracket in place.

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  • Lift and remove the metal bracket from below the touch pad.

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Image 1/2: Remove the last four screws that hold the touch pad in place. Image 2/2: Remove the last four screws that hold the touch pad in place.
  • Lift and remove the foam-like piece that is located above the touch pad. Note that it is secured by adhesives, and can be reattached after replacing the touch pad.

  • Remove the last four screws that hold the touch pad in place.

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  • Finally, remove the touch pad from the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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