Introduction

Use this guide to replace a broken touchpad.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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  2. Pull the lock tabs towards the green outer edges of the laptop.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Remove the two 4mm Phillips screws that attach the metal plate to the touchpad assembly.

    • Be sure not to lose the silver magnet in the lower right corner of the touchpad assembly.

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    • Remove the silver contact tape from the metal plate.

    • Lift the metal plate off of the touchpad assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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