Introduction

The touch pad (also called the track pad or mouse pad) is a component of the palm rest assembly. If only your touch pad, and not the entire palm rest assembly (i.e. keyboard) need replaced, then use this guide.

  1. Turn device over. Unscrew and remove the ten Phillips #1 8.0 mm screws.
    • Turn device over. Unscrew and remove the ten Phillips #1 8.0 mm screws.

  2. Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry palm rest apart from bottom cover.  Start from one spot and systematically work your way around until the whole palm rest is detached.
    • Carefully use the plastic opening tool to pry palm rest apart from bottom cover. Start from one spot and systematically work your way around until the whole palm rest is detached.

    • Disconnect the two cables that run from the keyboard to the motherboard and from the touch pad to the motherboard. You may have to use a thin blade or spudger to lift open the respective latches.

    • Gently peel off gold tape.

    • Remove the three Phillips #1 3.5 mm screws located on the under-side of the palm rest.

    • You can now pop out the touch pad.

Conclusion

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

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