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  1. Remove the battery, then unscrew the 7 3 mm Phillips screws behind the battery. Make sure they go in separate, organized piles.
    • Remove the battery, then unscrew the 7 3 mm Phillips screws behind the battery. Make sure they go in separate, organized piles.

    • Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.

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  2. Remove the panel above the keyboard with a plastic spudger.
    • Remove the panel above the keyboard with a plastic spudger.

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    • Once the panel is removed, use the spudger to pry out the keyboard.

    • Do not fully remove, for the keyboard is still attached to the ribbon cable.

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    • Detach the ribbon cable from the keyboard by pulling the end of the ribbon cable that is attached inside of the laptop.

    • Be sure to detach from the root rather than from near the middle. It should slide out with ease.

    • Now you can fully remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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    • Place your fingers or a spudger between the front panel and the rest of the laptop.

    • Pull upwards gently to detach the side you are grabbing.

    • Repeat on the other side until the panel easily peels off the laptop.

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    • The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable.

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    • Gently pull the ribbon cable out of its socket attached to the touchpad.

    • You are now able to remove the touchpad.

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Conclusion

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

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