Introduction

The mouse button, located under the trackpad, includes a left and right side and is used for clicking on a computer. It can be extremely inconvenient to not have. This guide will teach you replace your mouse button.

Using a flathead screwdriver, spudger, or large coin such as a quarter, remove the 13mm screw on the bottom of the laptop.
  • Using a flathead screwdriver, spudger, or large coin such as a quarter, remove the 13mm screw on the bottom of the laptop.

  • Take off the back panel.

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Now, unscrew and remove the 6mm Phillips #0 screw next to the optical drive.
  • Now, unscrew and remove the 6mm Phillips #0 screw next to the optical drive.

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Lastly, use a plastic opening tool to remove the optical drive from its slot. Lastly, use a plastic opening tool to remove the optical drive from its slot.
  • Lastly, use a plastic opening tool to remove the optical drive from its slot.

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Remove the two 6mm Phillips #0 screws that were previously covered by the optical drive using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 6mm Phillips #0 screws that were previously covered by the optical drive using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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First, remove the five 10mm Phillips #0 screws from the back of the computer near the top.
  • First, remove the five 10mm Phillips #0 screws from the back of the computer near the top.

  • Remove all eighteen 6mm Phillips #0 screws from the bottom of the computer.

  • Some of the screws are set very deeply in the back case - you will need a long and narrow screwdriver to remove them.

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Next, pry open back plastic cover using a metal spudger. Unscrew the four 10mm Phillips #0 screws under the cover.
  • Next, pry open back plastic cover using a metal spudger.

  • Unscrew the four 10mm Phillips #0 screws under the cover.

This is not the G74SX, there is no back panel by the vents, it is a solid plastic bottom piece. Please edit the title of your guide to reflect the correct model.

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Lay laptop opened and completely flat. Using the metal spudger, slowly pry open the front main panel by going around each side. Lift the top panel out, pulling the cable strips out of their sockets. These will be reattached later.
  • Lay laptop opened and completely flat.

  • Using the metal spudger, slowly pry open the front main panel by going around each side.

  • Lift the top panel out, pulling the cable strips out of their sockets. These will be reattached later.

  • Be careful when lifting the top panel. There are cable strips attached to the motherboard that need to be removed.

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After separating the main panel and the motherboard, unscrew two 6mm Phillips #0 screws. Remove the mouse button.
  • After separating the main panel and the motherboard, unscrew two 6mm Phillips #0 screws.

  • Remove the mouse button.

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To reconnect the motherboard and main panel, insert strips back to their corresponding location. To do this, first remove the tape and open up the tab. Plug in the strip and and close the tab. It may be helpful to have someone help you hold the main panel while you reconnect the strips.
  • To reconnect the motherboard and main panel, insert strips back to their corresponding location.

  • To do this, first remove the tape and open up the tab. Plug in the strip and and close the tab.

  • It may be helpful to have someone help you hold the main panel while you reconnect the strips.

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Conclusion

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

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Where did you find the part?

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