Introduction

This guide will provide basic information for:

  • Replacing components of the device.
  • Disassembling the device to reach and repair the touchpad.
  • Precautions for preventing further damage.
  • Required tools for replacement.
To prevent injury and loss of data, ensure the device is turned off.
  • To prevent injury and loss of data, ensure the device is turned off.

  • Slide the release latches out toward the edges to unlock the battery.

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Remove the battery by pulling it up and out.
  • Remove the battery by pulling it up and out.

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Using a spudger, gently pry the palm rest off of the palm rest bracket. Carefully remove the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.
  • Using a spudger, gently pry the palm rest off of the palm rest bracket.

  • Carefully remove the palm rest from the computer base to avoid damage to the palm rest.

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Gently pull the touchpad cable off the palm rest bracket.
  • Gently pull the touchpad cable off the palm rest bracket.

  • Lift the rest of the palm rest off the computer base.

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Turn the palm rest assembly over. Remove the four 3mm Phillips 0 screws that secure the touchpad module to the palm rest. Gently lift the copper and silver foil squares on the touchpad.
  • Turn the palm rest assembly over.

  • Remove the four 3mm Phillips 0 screws that secure the touchpad module to the palm rest.

  • Gently lift the copper and silver foil squares on the touchpad.

  • Remove the touchpad from the palm rest.

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Conclusion

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

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