Introduction

The top assembly of the Yoga 11S must be removed first in order to remove the trackpad. The top assembly contains the trackpad and keyboard, but only the trackpad is replacable.

  1. Remember to power off the device before removing any parts.
    • Remember to power off the device before removing any parts.

    • Position the laptop so that the bottom enclosure is facing upward.

    • Locate the ten 1.9mm screws holding the bottom enclosure in place.

    • Use a Phillips #0 Screwdriver to remove all of the screws.

    • Under the rubber pads, there can be screws as well.

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  2. Remove the keyboard starting at the top
    • Remove the keyboard starting at the top

    • Remove the ribbon cable and then fully remove the keyboard

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    • Remove the 2 screws holding down the top

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    • Position the device where it sits on the bottom encasing with the display open.

    • Grab the front edge of the top assembly and lift it up carefully.

    • There are three ribbon cables that attach the top assembly to the motherboard. Lift carefully to avoid damaging them.

    • Gently slide the three ribbon cables out of their slots.

    • Remove the top assembly completely by pulling it off of the device.

    You need to remove the keyboard too otherwise you will miss the 2 screws underneath!

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    • Position the removed top encasing where it sits on the keyboard and trackpad. The inside of the top encasing should be upward facing.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the retaining flap to disconnect the ZIF connector.

    • Gently pull the trackpad cable out of the socket.

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    • Locate the four 1.6mm screws that connect the trackpad to the top housing.

    • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the screws.

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    • Flip the top assembly over so the keyboard is on top.

    • Gently push the trackpad out of its position.

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Conclusion

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

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