Introduction

Is your trackpad not responding to touch? Are the buttons on your trackpad malfunctioning? Replacing your trackpad may help address these issues.

Image 1/2: Turn over laptop and remove the battery for ease of replacement. Image 2/2: Turn over laptop and remove the battery for ease of replacement.
  • Working on your device while it is turned on may result in electric shock. Shut down and unplug your device before starting repair.

  • Turn over laptop and remove the battery for ease of replacement.

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Image 1/3: Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4mm screws. Image 2/3: Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4mm screws. Image 3/3: Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4mm screws.
  • Use a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the eight 3mm screws.

  • Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4mm screws.

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Image 1/3: Do not jerk the keyboard cover off as there are ribbon cables that need to be disconnected. Image 2/3: When reassembling, there will be loud clicking to indicate you have snapped the keyboard cover into place correctly. Image 3/3: When reassembling, there will be loud clicking to indicate you have snapped the keyboard cover into place correctly.
  • Use a plastic spudger to pry off the front cover of the keyboard.

  • Do not jerk the keyboard cover off as there are ribbon cables that need to be disconnected.

  • When reassembling, there will be loud clicking to indicate you have snapped the keyboard cover into place correctly.

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Image 1/2: Continue removing the wire until you get to the end. Image 2/2: Fold up the latch on the where the cable meets the motherboard.
  • Removing the white wiring from the trackpad.

  • Continue removing the wire until you get to the end.

  • Fold up the latch on the where the cable meets the motherboard.

  • Be careful not to damage any wiring during this process.

  • When reassembling, slide ribbon cable in up to black line.

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Image 1/2: Remove the black and the white ribbon cable. Image 2/2: Remove the entire keyboard covering.
  • Use a spudger to lift the ZIF connector tabs up.

  • Remove the black and the white ribbon cable.

  • Remove the entire keyboard covering.

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  • Lay the keyboard cover down with the keys facing down. This component contains the track pad. You will be working with this component until you reassemble.

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  • Begin peeling up the clear tape located on top of the band aid seal.

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Image 1/2: These screws are small. Be sure to place them on your magnetic mat. Image 2/2: These screws are small. Be sure to place them on your magnetic mat.
  • Using a PH0 Phillips Screwdriver, remove the two screws located within the circles of the band aid seal.

  • These screws are small. Be sure to place them on your magnetic mat.

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Image 1/2: Only pull the tape back to the seam and no further. Image 2/2: Only pull the tape back to the seam and no further.
  • Begin peeling back the band aid tape. Use the plastic spudger if necessary. This will allow you to free up the trackpad.

  • Only pull the tape back to the seam and no further.

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  • Remove the faulty trackpad gently.

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Conclusion

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

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