Introduction

Replacing the mouse pad may be necessary when the cursor begins to respond sluggishly to movements. This can be done fairly easily after the laptop has been opened up.

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  • Flip laptop so the backside is facing upwards.

  • Pull the two plastic switches at the top of the backside of the computer outwards, and remove the battery.

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  • Remove all 13 screws from the back panel of the computer, the 2 torx screws under the battery, the 2 under the ram memory panel as well as the four screws at the hinge of the computer (also attaching the back panel to the rest of the computer). All screws are 9.8mm 3.0 flatheads except for the two under the battery witch are T9 torx.

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  • Open up the laptop so that the screen is facing towards you. Push the monitor back until it is flat, parallel to the keyboard.

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  • Using a plastic spudger, remove the plastic panel located between the keyboard and monitor. It should pop off easily with the spudger and can then be pulled away.

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  • Remove the white cable attached to the just-removed plastic panel from the motherboard.

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  • Flip the keyboard away from the monitor, rotating it so that the keys are face down on the mousepad. Remove the black cord at the bottom of the keyboard that connects it to the motherboard. The keyboard is now free and can be removed.

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  • Remove the two 9.8mm 3.0 flathead screws, there is one at each of the hinges.

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  • Unplug the black cable with rectangular white plastic head from the motherboard. It is located at the top left of the motherboard, directly below the left hinge.

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  • Pull the monitor directly upwards from where it lay. The two metal hinges should easily slide out of their holes and the monitor will be disconnected from the motherboard.

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  • Using a spudger, pry the black plastic panel (with mousepad) off of the motherboard.

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  • Unplug the white cord connecting the mousepad to the motherboard from the motherboard, and pull off the entire plastic panel.

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  • Refer to the laptop disassembly guide.

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  • Find the green chip encased by an aluminum frame on the underside of the plastic panel that was removed last in the computer disassembly guide.

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  • Remove the two 3.5mm Phillips #00 screws located at the bottom of the aluminum frame.

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  • Slowly slide the frame in the direction of the keyboard hole on the plastic panel until the frame is released from the metal latches.

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  • Slowly remove the frame without tearing the black fabric.

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  • Carefully slide blue plastic connector on the mousepad towards the screw holes.

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  • Remove the mousepad.

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Conclusion

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

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