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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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

    • 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.

    • Next, pry open back plastic cover using a metal spudger.

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

    • 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.

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

    • Remove the mouse button.

    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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