Introduction

This guide demonstrates how to replace the touch pad of your device. The touch pad may become damaged or malfunction after extended use, and replacing it is very straightforward and should not take long.

Set your laptop upside down on your work space.
  • Set your laptop upside down on your work space.

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Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.
  • Using tweezers, remove the circular stickers that are covering the two screws near the middle of the back cover. Stick them to the laptop next to the screws.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, loosen all seven 2.5mm screws on the back cover of the device.

  • These screws will stay attached to the back cover, so just loosen them until they rattle around.

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Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to separate the back cover from the body of the computer.

  • If you have trouble prying a particular part of the back cover off, make sure that the nearest screws are fully loosened.

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Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.
  • Using your hands, pull the back cover fully off of the body of the computer.

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Unplug the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling the black cable header from the motherboard towards the battery. You can locate this cable by checking that its other end connects to the battery. It has black protective wrap.
  • Unplug the battery from the motherboard by gently pulling the black cable header from the motherboard towards the battery.

  • You can locate this cable by checking that its other end connects to the battery. It has black protective wrap.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove each of the three 3mm screws from the battery.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove each of the three 3mm screws from the battery.

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Lift the battery away from the computer to remove it.
  • Lift the battery away from the computer to remove it.

  • If there is any resistance to the battery being removed, make sure that all of the screws have been properly removed and that nothing is blocking the battery.

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Unplug the touch pad from itself by lifting up on the connector and pull out the ribbon cable. Unplug the touch pad from itself by lifting up on the connector and pull out the ribbon cable.
  • Unplug the touch pad from itself by lifting up on the connector and pull out the ribbon cable.

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Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the five 2mm and single 3mm screws. Set the screws aside and note that they are for the touch pad.
  • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the five 2mm and single 3mm screws. Set the screws aside and note that they are for the touch pad.

  • One screw will be slightly smaller in size than the other five.

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Lift the touch pad, with it's bracket, away from the computer to remove it.
  • Lift the touch pad, with it's bracket, away from the computer to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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