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Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Trackpad Replacement

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  1. Lenovo ThinkPad T495s Trackpad Replacement, Back Panel: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Do not begin until the laptop is unplugged and completely powered off.

    • Flip the laptop over to reveal the back panel of the laptop.

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    • Loosen the five 4.0 mm captive screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • The screws will stay attached to the back cover as you lift it off.

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    • Use tweezers to unplug the battery connection from the motherboard.

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    • Remove the five 4.5 mm screws with a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

    • There are plastic tabs at the bottom of the battery, so pull it slightly forward with your hands, toward the motherboard, before lifting straight up.

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    • Use the iFixit Opening Tool to flip up the small locking flap on the trackpad's one ZIF ribbon cable connection. The ribbon cable should easily release from its socket.

    • ZIF stands for Zero Insertion Force; if you're experiencing any resistance whatsoever during disconnection, double-check that the locking flaps are flipped up.

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    • Use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the four 2.2 mm screws from the trackpad.

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    • With the bottom of the laptop facing you, gently lift the laptop open until the trackpad drops out.

Conclusion

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

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