Introduction

This guide will show you how to gain access to and replace the track pad board in your Panasonic CF-29.

Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.
  • Locate the bay door for the battery on the left side of the laptop.

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Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.
  • Slide the latch to the right and then down to unlock it.

  • Pull out the battery.

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  • Locate the door for the hard drive on the right side of the laptop

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  • Push and slide the latch up to open the hard drive door.

  • Pull out the hard drive.

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  • Flip the device upside down with the handle facing away from you.

  • Open the optical drive bay by sliding its latch to the right.

  • Locate optical drive release mechanism on the bottom of the laptop.

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  • Slide the latch cover to the right.

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  • Push the exposed switch to the left to eject the optical drive.

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  • Begin by turning the laptop upside down with the handle towards you.

  • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding down the ram cover.

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  • Remove the panel and set it aside.

  • Use a Phillips size 0 screwdriver to remove these 8 small screws.

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  • Use a Phillips size 1 screwdriver to remove the remaining 8 screws.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to release, but NOT remove, the back cover because it is sealed with adhesive.

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  • Be careful when lifting the cover as you may damage some connections.

  • Slowly lift the cover so that you can disconnect the red and white wires connecting the speaker to the sound card.

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  • Now the back cover should be off and you can access the inside of the casing.

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  • Locate the track pad chip near the handle.

  • Remove the upper right screw.

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  • Use a pry bar to detach the white ribbon cable shown.

  • Push the brown tab to release the cable

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  • Remove the screw that was previously concealed under the now removed ribbon cable.

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  • Remove the rightmost ribbon cable

    • Pry up the brown clip

    • Tug the cable out

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  • Pull the track pad slightly up and to the right.

  • Do not completely remove the circuit board because it is still attached.

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  • Remove the last ribbon cable.

    • Pry up on the brown part to release the ribbon cable.

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  • You have successfully removed the track pad board.

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Conclusion

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

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