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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. Unscrew the 2 4 mm Phillips head screws by the battery.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. The touchpad should be loosely attached to the rest of the laptop by a ribbon cable.
  • 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.
  • 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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