Introduction

If your touch pad is unresponsive, follow this guide to replace the components.

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  • Turn the device over so the back plate is facing up.

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  • Use a Philips Head PH1 screwdriver to remove 10 screws (3 10mm screws and 7 5mm screws) around the perimeter of the back plate.

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  • Remove the back plate by lifting it straight up.

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  • Remove 9 5mm screws around the edge of the battery

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  • Lift up the battery to reveal the battery terminal.

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  • Unclip the battery terminal by prying straight up on the sides of the connector to release the clips.

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  • Remove the silver tape at the edge of the touch pad.

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  • Disconnect the white ribbon labeled “TP” by pulling gently.

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  • Remove 2 5mm screws from the hard drive casing.

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  • Slide the touch pad out.

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Conclusion

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

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