Introduction

You'd want to follow this guide if you've attempted to troubleshoot your device following our steps. The Palmrest unit is a combined keyboard and touchpad, which makes it easy for us to replace!

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  • Remove the screw cover by using tweezers.

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  • Using the phillips screw head (PH00), unscrew the 9 6.8mm philip screws.

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  • Use the regular black nylon spudger tool to pry around the base edges of the back cover and remove it.

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Image 1/3: When you've flipped the latch open, pull the ribbon cable outwards to disconnect the back cover from the motherboard. Image 2/3: When you've flipped the latch open, pull the ribbon cable outwards to disconnect the back cover from the motherboard. Image 3/3: When you've flipped the latch open, pull the ribbon cable outwards to disconnect the back cover from the motherboard.
  • Gently pull upwards on the latch with tweezers

  • When you've flipped the latch open, pull the ribbon cable outwards to disconnect the back cover from the motherboard.

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  • Using the phillips head (PH0) screwdriver, unscrew the 3 4mm screws.

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  • Use your fingers (or a set of tweezers) to remove the battery cable, pulling gently from the sides of the connector.

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  • Use the phillips screwdriver with the PH000 head to unscrew the 3.8mm screw.

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  • Using the tweezers, pull the white and black wires off of the WiFi Chip.

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  • Pull out the WiFi Chip.

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  • Use the tweezers to unplug the DC Jack.

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  • Use the tweezers unplug the Speaker Cable.

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  • Use the tweezers to remove the CMOS Cable.

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  • Use the tweezers to remove the Touchpad Cable.

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  • Use the phillips screwdriver with the PH0 to loosen the 4 screws and remove the orange plate.

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  • Use the phillips screwdriver with the PH00 head to unscrew the one 3mm screw. Then, remove the bracket.

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  • Remove the keyboard cable.

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  • Remove the motherboard by gently lifting upwards from the edges.

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Image 1/1: Now you've removed the Palmrest keyboard!
  • Gently grip and pull the speaker to remove it.

  • Now you've removed the Palmrest keyboard!

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Conclusion

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

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