Introduction

The trackpad is used to move the cursor on the screen. It is located below the keyboard.

Parts

No parts required.

The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop. The battery should be located inside this compartment.
  • The battery compartment is located in the front-right side of the laptop. The battery should be located inside this compartment.

To insert the battery, gently slide it into the compartment until it clicks in place.
  • To insert the battery, gently slide it into the compartment until it clicks in place.

  • To remove, slide the button highlighted in the red rectangle to the right to release the battery and slide it from the compartment.

With the laptop upside down and with the battery removed, use a Torx #9 screw driver to remove the three .84 in. screws shown.
  • With the laptop upside down and with the battery removed, use a Torx #9 screw driver to remove the three .84 in. screws shown.

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Carefully pull up on the front of the keyboard to pop it out from the case. Then slide the back out so the keyboard becomes nearly free.
  • Carefully pull up on the front of the keyboard to pop it out from the case.

  • Then slide the back out so the keyboard becomes nearly free.

Disconnect the ribbon that is connecting the keyboard to the rest of the computer. Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed. Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed.
  • Disconnect the ribbon that is connecting the keyboard to the rest of the computer.

  • Pull the keyboard out and repair or replace as needed.

Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up. Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up. Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up.
  • Remove the front plastic panel of the laptop by carefully lifting it up.

Remove the orange stripped ribbon that connects the trackpad to the rest of the laptop by carefully pulling up.
  • Remove the orange stripped ribbon that connects the trackpad to the rest of the laptop by carefully pulling up.

I would really like to see how the ribbon goes back in under the keyboard, as my laptop had some parts fall off.

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With a Torx #9 screwdriver, remove the two .20 in. screws circled in red that are holding the trackpad in place. Then disconnect the ribbon highlighted with the red rectangle connecting the trackpad to the laptop.
  • With a Torx #9 screwdriver, remove the two .20 in. screws circled in red that are holding the trackpad in place.

  • Then disconnect the ribbon highlighted with the red rectangle connecting the trackpad to the laptop.

The trackpad can now be removed from the laptop.
  • The trackpad can now be removed from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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