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Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement

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  1. Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Bottom Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
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    • Before you begin, be sure to turn off your laptop and discharge the battery down to 25%.

    • Start by flipping the device over so that you see the screws.

    • Remove seven Torx T5 short screws.

    • Remove three Torx T5 long screws.

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    • Starting from the USB port, use your opening tool to gently pry up the case.

    • Make sure you are prying on the cover itself, not the metal shield around the USB port.

    • Pry along the laptop in the order shown by the arrows.

    • Do NOT pry along the top side, or you risk damaging the casing. Stay with the arrows.

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    • Lift the case from the bottom side. NOT the side with the hinges.

    • When you feel resistance, do NOT keep lifting or you will damage the housing.

    • Once you feel resistance, gently pull the case towards you. (away from the hinges.)

    • Remove the case.

  4. Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 1 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 2 of 3 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Battery: step 4, image 3 of 3
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    • This is the battery. For guides that are for other parts, the battery is removed for the reason of it being a pain to connect or disconnect while screwed in.

    • Be careful not to short anything on the motherboard, as the battery cannot be disconnected before removal.

    • Remove four J1 Philips screws.

    • Remove one J1 philips screw.

    • Do not mix these screws up. If you put the longer screw where the shorter screw belongs, you will damage the shield around the keyboard.

    • Lift the battery slightly using your plastic opening tool.

    • Do not lift the battery out all the way, as it is still connected to the motherboard.

    • Do NOT puncture or deform the battery or it may catch fire or even explode.

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    • Pull the battery towards you until the wire is accessible.

    • gently tug and wiggle on the wire until it pops out.

    • Remove the battery.

  6. Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Touchpad: step 6, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement, Touchpad: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the eight 8mm screws holding the touchpad in place.

  7. Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB Touchpad Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Lift the small black tab on the single ZIF connector in the center of the touchpad, and gently pull the white ribbon cable free.

    • Gently peel the silver conductive tape away from the touchpad shielding.

    • Do not discard the conductive tape. Reapply this strip during reassembly.

    • Remove the touchpad.

Conclusion

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

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