Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken mouse buttons controller.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Turn the laptop upside-down, with the handle facing away from you.

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Image 1/2: Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step. Image 2/2: Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.
  • Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.

  • Hold the left lock tab in the unlock position until the battery is completely removed in the next step.

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  • Lift up on the middle of the battery to remove it from the device.

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  • Remove the two 2mm Phillips #1 screws from beneath the battery lock tabs.

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Image 1/3: Lift the two antennas on both sides to unlock the screen. Image 2/3: Open the laptop. Image 3/3: Open the laptop.
  • Flip the laptop over to its normal position.

  • Lift the two antennas on both sides to unlock the screen.

  • Open the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Gently lift up on the back of the keyboard. Image 2/2: Pull the keyboard up far enough to expose the ribbon cable.
  • Be careful not to pull the keyboard too far because there is still a ribbon cable attached to the bottom.

  • Gently lift up on the back of the keyboard.

  • Pull the keyboard up far enough to expose the ribbon cable.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the blue plastic tab up and away from the black connector. Image 2/2: Remove the keyboard from the laptop.
  • Gently lift up on the black connector to release the ribbon cable.

  • Gently pull the blue plastic tab up and away from the black connector.

  • Remove the keyboard from the laptop.

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Image 1/2: Remove the five 4mm Phillips #1 screws from inside the battery compartment Image 2/2: Remove the five 4mm Phillips #1 screws from inside the battery compartment
  • Close and flip the laptop over so you are looking at the battery compartment

  • Remove the five 4mm Phillips #1 screws from inside the battery compartment

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Image 1/3: Open the laptop and rotate the screen ninety degrees. Image 2/3: Tilt the screen so the lower right corner of the screen is closer to the lower case. Image 3/3: Tilt the screen so the lower right corner of the screen is closer to the lower case.
  • Flip the laptop over, showing the top of the device.

  • Open the laptop and rotate the screen ninety degrees.

  • Tilt the screen so the lower right corner of the screen is closer to the lower case.

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Image 1/3: Pull the piece towards yourself to remove it from the laptop. Image 2/3: Pull the piece towards yourself to remove it from the laptop. Image 3/3: Pull the piece towards yourself to remove it from the laptop.
  • Push in and lift up on the keyboard edge of the white handle piece.

  • Pull the piece towards yourself to remove it from the laptop.

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  • Remove the four 4mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the green trim to the body of the computer.

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  • Pry off the rear green trim piece.

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Image 1/3: Slide the green trim pieces away from the screen. Image 2/3: This should release the entire bottom portion of the laptop. Image 3/3: This should release the entire bottom portion of the laptop.
  • Be careful not to pull the bottom portion of the laptop completely off, as there is a cable connecting it to the laptop.

  • Slide the green trim pieces away from the screen.

  • This should release the entire bottom portion of the laptop.

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  • Unplug the cable from the mouse buttons controller to completely remove the lower frame from the device.

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Image 1/2: There may be some adhesive holding the cable to the metal plate. Gently pull the cable off of the plate if it is stuck. Image 2/2: There may be some adhesive holding the cable to the metal plate. Gently pull the cable off of the plate if it is stuck.
  • Rotate the entire lower assembly up slightly, and pull it away from the screen to free it from the screen hinge.

  • There may be some adhesive holding the cable to the metal plate. Gently pull the cable off of the plate if it is stuck.

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Image 1/3: Remove the eight 4mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the green trim pieces to the lower frame. Image 2/3: Pry off the front and side trim pieces. Image 3/3: Pry off the front and side trim pieces.
  • You should now be looking at the bottom of the lower case.

  • Remove the eight 4mm Phillips #1 screws attaching the green trim pieces to the lower frame.

  • Pry off the front and side trim pieces.

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  • Remove the two 4mm Phillips #1 screws that attach the mouse buttons controller to the lower frame.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the ribbon cable between the touchpad and the mouse buttons controller. Image 2/3: Remove the mouse buttons controller from the device. Image 3/3: Remove the mouse buttons controller from the device.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable attached to the keyboard compartment.

  • Unplug the ribbon cable between the touchpad and the mouse buttons controller.

  • Remove the mouse buttons controller from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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