Introduction

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

  1. Power down the Poin2 Chromebook 11 and disconnect the power adapter.
    • 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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  2. Insert a 1cm-wide plastic opening tool between the base and top frame.
    • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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

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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.

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    • 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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