Introduction

This guide will teach you how to remove the buttons below the track pad from the laptop device.

Image 1/3: Locate the two release tabs by turning the laptop over Image 2/3: Press the release tabs towards the center to remove the battery Image 3/3: Remove the battery
  • Turn off the laptop and disconnect the power supply

  • Locate the two release tabs by turning the laptop over

  • Press the release tabs towards the center to remove the battery

  • Remove the battery

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Image 1/1: Battery removal is not necessary for keyboard removal.
  • Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver

  • Battery removal is not necessary for keyboard removal.

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Image 1/1: Do not not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard
  • Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool

  • Do not not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard

  • Disconnect the cable by sliding the connector ears outward

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Image 1/1: Detach the two ribbon cables on either side of the silver panel
  • Remove the seven Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal component to the frame

  • Detach the two ribbon cables on either side of the silver panel

  • Be careful to not tear the ribbon cables hidden behind the panel

  • Gently lift the silver panel from the laptop using the plastic opening tool

  • Set the laptop aside

  • depending on your model, there could still be some hidden screws on the bottom of the case of the mini that hold the palm-rest in place

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Image 1/1: Remove the four screws that connect the buttons to the panel using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver
  • Flip the silver panel over

  • Remove the four screws that connect the buttons to the panel using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver

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Image 1/1: Remove the buttons from the panel
  • Remove the covers from the panel

  • Remove the buttons from the panel

  • Release the mouse button by flipping the center connector tab up

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Conclusion

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

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