Introduction

This guide walks through the replacement of the HP Chromebook 11 G3’s touchpad. It will require the use of tweezers, a Phillips head screwdriver, and a spudger.

  1. Flip the laptop upside down so that the lid lies flat on the table.
    • Flip the laptop upside down so that the lid lies flat on the table.

    • Remove the nine 6mm Phillips #00 screws that line the border.

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  2. Remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge using tweezers.
    • Remove the two rubber feet closest to the hinge using tweezers.

    • Remove the two 6mm Phillips #00 screws revealed under these rubber feet.

    • The rubber feet may tear while removal; preventing this can be difficult, but it won’t harm the laptop. If desired, replace these rubber feet during reassembly.

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    • Flip the laptop so it is in the upright position.

    • Open the lid.

    • Unsnap the keyboard mount along the border of the laptop using a plastic opening tool.

    • This may require more force than expected. Hearing loud clicks as the plastic opening tool slides along the seam is normal.

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    • Tilt the keyboard mount up.

    • Use a spudger to flip up the two ZIF connector retaining flaps for the ribbon cables that connect the keyboard mount to the motherboard.

    • Gently remove both ribbon cables.

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    • Lift the keyboard mount out of the laptop.

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    • Flip the keyboard mount upside down.

    • Use tweezers to lift the tape on the bottom of the touchpad to expose the connector.

    • With a spudger, push up the ZIF retaining flip.

    • Pull out the small ribbon cable.

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    • Remove the two Phillips #00 2mm screws that secure the touchpad to the black plastic housing.

    • Flip the keyboard mount to the upright position.

    • From beneath, push the touchpad up through the top of the keyboard mount to remove it.

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Conclusion

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

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