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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.

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

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Use spudger to remove the back cover. 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.
  • 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. Remove the power cord that connects the motherboard to the battery.
  • Remove the power cord that connects the motherboard to the battery.

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Remove the battery. Remove the battery.
  • Remove the battery.

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Undo the clasps that hold the ribbon cables in place. Then, remove the ribbon cables. Undo the clasps that hold the ribbon cables in place. Then, remove the ribbon cables.
  • 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.
  • 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. Push up on the touchpad to release it from the housing. Then you can remove the touchpad.
  • 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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