Introduction

To remove the touchpad, you must remove other components to get to it such as the keyboard.

It is advised to work on the device only when it is powered off so as to avoid electrocution risks.
  • It is advised to work on the device only when it is powered off so as to avoid electrocution risks.

  • Turn off computer by pressing and holding the power button.

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Locate the metal hooks where the keyboard connects to the laptop and use a metal spudger to gently pry up the keyboard. Locate the metal hooks where the keyboard connects to the laptop and use a metal spudger to gently pry up the keyboard.
  • Locate the metal hooks where the keyboard connects to the laptop and use a metal spudger to gently pry up the keyboard.

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Gently lift up and remove the keyboard.
  • Gently lift up and remove the keyboard.

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Locate the twenty 3 mm Phillips head screws.
  • Locate the twenty 3 mm Phillips head screws.

  • Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Remove the hard drive by pulling on the plastic tab and lifting upward.
  • Remove the hard drive by pulling on the plastic tab and lifting upward.

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Locate and unscrew the two Phillips head 3 mm screws on the wireless card.
  • Locate and unscrew the two Phillips head 3 mm screws on the wireless card.

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Unhook the two wires connecting to the wireless card by gently pulling them out.
  • Unhook the two wires connecting to the wireless card by gently pulling them out.

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Gently lift and pull out the card.
  • Gently lift and pull out the card.

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Locate the power button connector wire.
  • Locate the power button connector wire.

  • Using the tweezers, unhook the wire.

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Press and hold the lock to pop the panel piece above the keyboard and pull up to remove it. Press and hold the lock to pop the panel piece above the keyboard and pull up to remove it.
  • Press and hold the lock to pop the panel piece above the keyboard and pull up to remove it.

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Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers. Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers. Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers.
  • Unplug the remaining wires using the tweezers.

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Gently pull out the three wires.
  • Gently pull out the three wires.

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Locate the four 3 mm Phillips head screws. Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver.
  • Locate the four 3 mm Phillips head screws.

  • Unscrew them using the PH0 screwdriver.

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Unhook the display connector wire.
  • Unhook the display connector wire.

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Gently disconnect the display by pulling it upwards.
  • Gently disconnect the display by pulling it upwards.

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Locate the disk drive on the side of the device.
  • Locate the disk drive on the side of the device.

  • Remove it by pulling it all the way out.

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Use the PH0 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm Phillips head screws in the disk drive port.
  • Use the PH0 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm Phillips head screws in the disk drive port.

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Disconnect the touchpad connection using the tweezers.
  • Disconnect the touchpad connection using the tweezers.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry up all sides of the device cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry up all sides of the device cover.

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Remove the cover by lifting it.
  • Remove the cover by lifting it.

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Use the PH0 screwdriver to remove the six 1 mm Phillips head screws surrounding the touchpad
  • Use the PH0 screwdriver to remove the six 1 mm Phillips head screws surrounding the touchpad

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Use the tweezers to remove the touchpad  wire connection.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the touchpad wire connection.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry up the touchpad cover. Lift and remove the touchpad cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry up the touchpad cover.

  • Lift and remove the touchpad cover.

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Use the blow dryer to melt the adhesive around the edge of the touchpad.
  • Use the blow dryer to melt the adhesive around the edge of the touchpad.

  • The touchpad is now free to be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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