Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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Use a Phillips Head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the eight 3mm screws. Use a Phillips head #1 screwdriver to unscrew the two 4mm screws. 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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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.
  • 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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Removing the white wiring from the trackpad. Continue removing the wire until you get to the end.
  • 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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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Use a spudger to lift the ZIF connector tabs up. Remove the black and the white ribbon cable.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Begin peeling up the clear tape located on top of the band aid seal.

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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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. Remove the faulty trackpad gently.
  • Remove the faulty trackpad gently.

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Conclusion

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

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