Introduction

This is a simple step-by-step guide on how to remove and replace a touchpad for a Dell Inspiron 13-5368. You will need a Philips Head J-0 screwdriver and a pry tool in order to perform this task. It is very easy to do and will take about 7 minutes.

  1. Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop.
    • Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #0 screws that secure the back cover of the laptop.

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  2. Use spudger to remove the back cover.
    • Use spudger to remove the back cover.

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    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the battery to the case of the laptop.

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    • Remove the power cord that connects the motherboard to the battery.

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    • Remove the battery.

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    • Undo the clasps that hold the ribbon cables in place. Then, remove the ribbon cables.

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    • Remove the 1.5mm Phillips #0 screws that hold the touchpad to the laptop case.

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    • Push up on the touchpad to release it from the housing. Then you can remove the touchpad.

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Conclusion

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

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