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!

Remove the screw cover by using tweezers. Remove the screw cover by using tweezers.
  • Remove the screw cover by using tweezers.

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

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

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. 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.

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

Use your fingers (or a set of tweezers) to remove the battery cable, pulling gently from the sides of the connector. Use your fingers (or a set of tweezers) to remove the battery cable, pulling gently from the sides of the connector. Use your fingers (or a set of tweezers) to remove the battery cable, pulling gently from the sides of the connector.
  • 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. Use the phillips screwdriver with the PH000 head to unscrew the 3.8mm screw.
  • Use the phillips screwdriver with the PH000 head to unscrew the 3.8mm screw.

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

Pull out the WiFi Chip.
  • Pull out the WiFi Chip.

Use the tweezers to unplug the DC Jack.
  • Use the tweezers to unplug the DC Jack.

Use the tweezers unplug the Speaker Cable.
  • Use the tweezers unplug the Speaker Cable.

Use the tweezers to remove the CMOS Cable.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the CMOS Cable.

Use the tweezers to remove the Touchpad Cable.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the Touchpad Cable.

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

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

Remove the keyboard cable. Remove the keyboard cable.
  • Remove the keyboard cable.

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

Gently grip and pull the speaker to remove it.
  • Gently grip and pull the speaker to remove it.

  • Now you've removed the Palmrest keyboard!

Conclusion

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

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