Introduction

This guide shows how to replace a defective touchpad from a Poin2 Chromebook 11.

Power down the Poin2 Chromebook 11 and disconnect the power adapter. Close the Chromebook and position  it with the base facing up.
  • Power down the Poin2 Chromebook 11 and disconnect the power adapter.

  • Close the Chromebook and position it with the base facing up.

  • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the ten 7mm screws that hold the base to the rest of the frame

    • Poin2 Chromebook 11 does not have screws under its rubber feet at the base.

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Insert a 1cm-wide plastic opening tool between the base and top frame. Applying pressure up and down with the tool may be necessary.  When you hear a "click," this indicates the separation of the frame. Pry (up and down) around the entire border of the Chromebook to separate.
  • Insert a 1cm-wide plastic opening tool between the base and top frame.

    • Applying pressure up and down with the tool may be necessary. When you hear a "click," this indicates the separation of the frame.

  • Pry (up and down) around the entire border of the Chromebook to separate.

  • Use your hands to gently lift the base away from the frame.

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Disconnect the white 8-wire battery connector from the motherboard using a spudger to push the two L-shaped clips out of the port. The connector is a tight fit and requires careful pressure for release. The connector is a tight fit and requires careful pressure for release.
  • Disconnect the white 8-wire battery connector from the motherboard using a spudger to push the two L-shaped clips out of the port.

    • The connector is a tight fit and requires careful pressure for release.

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Remove the six 4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the six 4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the six 4mm screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Lift the battery from the frame.
  • Lift the battery from the frame.

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Locate the ZIF connector on the touchpad's circuit board. Use the tip of the spudger to flip the locking flap to the perpendicular position and pull the cable out. See also the Connectors Guide for detailed instructions, as well as iFixit's cable connectors guide.
  • Locate the ZIF connector on the touchpad's circuit board.

  • Use the tip of the spudger to flip the locking flap to the perpendicular position and pull the cable out.

    • See also the Connectors Guide for detailed instructions, as well as iFixit's cable connectors guide.

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Remove the black tape holding down the touchpad. Remove the strips of gold electrostatic tape also holding down the touchpad. Use a metal spudger or tweezers to help pry up the corners of the tape, but be careful not to use to much force or risk damaging the heat sink.
  • Remove the black tape holding down the touchpad.

  • Remove the strips of gold electrostatic tape also holding down the touchpad.

  • Use a metal spudger or tweezers to help pry up the corners of the tape, but be careful not to use to much force or risk damaging the heat sink.

  • Applying new tape is suggested, but the tape can be re-used.

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Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 2 mm screws securing the metal plate that holds the touchpad in place Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 2 mm screws securing the metal plate that holds the touchpad in place
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 2 mm screws securing the metal plate that holds the touchpad in place

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Slide the touchpad plate in the direction of the screw holes to free the plates bottom edge from under the plastic frame.
  • Slide the touchpad plate in the direction of the screw holes to free the plates bottom edge from under the plastic frame.

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Remove touchpad from the opposite side of the metal plate.
  • Remove touchpad from the opposite side of the metal plate.

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Conclusion

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

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