• Completely turn off the laptop before trying to remove the battery.

  • Turn the laptop upside down, and find the sliding tabs located on the battery.

  • Slide both tabs in an inward direction then slide the battery away from the laptop

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Remove the three black screws marked by the keyboard symbol using the PH1 screwdriver Remove the three black screws marked by the keyboard symbol using the PH1 screwdriver
  • Remove the three black screws marked by the keyboard symbol using the PH1 screwdriver

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Turn the laptop upright and open it Disconnect the clips located around the perimeter of the keyboard Starting from either the left or right side, slide the plastic opening tool between the top edge of the keyboard and the plastic bezel (start either above the esc key or the delete key)
  • Turn the laptop upright and open it

  • Disconnect the clips located around the perimeter of the keyboard

    • Starting from either the left or right side, slide the plastic opening tool between the top edge of the keyboard and the plastic bezel (start either above the esc key or the delete key)

    • Lever the keyboard up until it comes out or you can also grab the keyboard with your fingers, and then gently pull the keyword until it comes out on both sides.

  • Be careful not to pull keyboard out too fast, because there is a fragile ribbon cable that attaches to the motherboard behind the keyboard.

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Tilt the keyboard over to reveal the ribbon cable.
  • Tilt the keyboard over to reveal the ribbon cable.

  • Lift up the black tab on top of the keyboard ribbon cable to release the ribbon cable.

  • Pull the ribbon cable out of the receptacle. This should not require any effort.

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Using the PH1 screwdriver remove the 6 black screws around the perimeter of the bottom of the laptop Flip the laptop over and remove the 6 black screws indicate by the yellow circles
  • Using the PH1 screwdriver remove the 6 black screws around the perimeter of the bottom of the laptop

  • Flip the laptop over and remove the 6 black screws indicate by the yellow circles

    • Be sure to keep track of which screws go where as they are not all the same size

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Locate the black and white tab on the right hand side that connects the touchpad ribbon cable to the motherboard. Using your fingernail or a plastic opening tool, flip the black tab up to release the ribbon cable.
  • Locate the black and white tab on the right hand side that connects the touchpad ribbon cable to the motherboard.

  • Using your fingernail or a plastic opening tool, flip the black tab up to release the ribbon cable.

  • Locate the red and black wires on the left hand side of the bezel.

  • Using you fingers or a plastic opening tool, disconnect these wires from the mother board.

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Lift the bezel from the back end and slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the bezel until it is fully released
  • Lift the bezel from the back end and slide the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the bezel until it is fully released

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Turn the keyboard bezel  so that the touchpad is close to you. Dissemble the ribbon cable from the receptacle on the touchpad circuit board. The ribbon cable will not tear apart because it is attached to the bracket that holds the touchpad in place.
  • Turn the keyboard bezel so that the touchpad is close to you.

  • Dissemble the ribbon cable from the receptacle on the touchpad circuit board.

    • The ribbon cable will not tear apart because it is attached to the bracket that holds the touchpad in place.

  • Take out the four 2.9mm screws from the bracket using a phillips PH0 screwdriver.

  • To detach the touchpad, simply thrust the touchpad from the top of the keyboard bezel (the touch-sensitive side, not circuit board side).

    • This shouldn’t require any force.

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Conclusion

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

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