Introduction

By following the steps in this guide one should be able to replace the trackpad on your device (Dell Inspiron 7568)

  1. Remove the ten 7mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom cover. Remove the bottom cover.
    • Remove the ten 7mm Phillips #1 screws on the bottom cover.

    • Remove the bottom cover.

  2. Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery. Unhinge the connector cable to the battery.
    • Remove the four 3mm Phillips #1 screws holding the battery.

    • Unhinge the connector cable to the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

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  4. Unplug the speaker cable and remove the speakers Unplug the speaker cable and remove the speakers
    • Unplug the speaker cable and remove the speakers

  5. Unscrew & remove the two 3mm screws (using a ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the touchpad bracket Remove the touchpad bracket
    • Unscrew & remove the two 3mm screws (using a ph1 screwdriver bit) holding the touchpad bracket

    • Remove the touchpad bracket

  6. Use a nylon spudger to lift the ZIF connector tab. Gently pull the touchpad ribbon cable free. Use a nylon spudger to lift the ZIF connector tab. Gently pull the keyboard daughter board ribbon cable free. Use a nylon spudger to lift the ZIF connector tab. Gently pull the keyboard daughter board ribbon cable free.
    • Use a nylon spudger to lift the ZIF connector tab. Gently pull the touchpad ribbon cable free.

    • Use a nylon spudger to lift the ZIF connector tab. Gently pull the keyboard daughter board ribbon cable free.

  7. Remove the touchpad foil using a spudger or other ESD safe blunt-tip tool. Unscrew & remove the three 2mm wafer screws holding the touchpad. Remove the touchpad.
    • Remove the touchpad foil using a spudger or other ESD safe blunt-tip tool.

    • Unscrew & remove the three 2mm wafer screws holding the touchpad.

    • Remove the touchpad.

Conclusion

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

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