Introduction

You may need to perform this replacement if you are experiencing an unresponsive trackpad on your Chromebook . Ensure your device is powered off before beginning this replacement.

Make sure your Chromebook is turned off before you begin.
  • Make sure your Chromebook is turned off before you begin.

  • Set the labtop face down on a flat surface.

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Remove the nine 5 mm screws on the bottom cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the nine 5 mm screws on the bottom cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remove the nine 5 mm screws on the bottom cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the nine 5 mm screws on the bottom cover using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Loosen the back cover panel with a plastic opening tool, and work it all the way around the computer. Loosen the back cover panel with a plastic opening tool, and work it all the way around the computer.
  • Loosen the back cover panel with a plastic opening tool, and work it all the way around the computer.

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Once the cover is loose, remove the back cover panel using your hands. Once the cover is loose, remove the back cover panel using your hands.
  • Once the cover is loose, remove the back cover panel using your hands.

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Unscrew the four 4 mm screws holding the battery in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Unscrew the four 4 mm screws holding the battery in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the four 4 mm screws holding the battery in place with a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

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Disconnect the wire that connects the battery to the motherboard by pulling upward. Disconnect the wire that connects the battery to the motherboard by pulling upward. Disconnect the wire that connects the battery to the motherboard by pulling upward.
  • Disconnect the wire that connects the battery to the motherboard by pulling upward.

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Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 2 mm screws keeping the trackpad in place. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 2 mm screws keeping the trackpad in place. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 2 mm screws keeping the trackpad in place.
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 2 mm screws keeping the trackpad in place.

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Remove the connector between the trackpad and the motherboard by pulling upwards on it at the port. Remove the connector between the trackpad and the motherboard by pulling upwards on it at the port. Remove the connector between the trackpad and the motherboard by pulling upwards on it at the port.
  • Remove the connector between the trackpad and the motherboard by pulling upwards on it at the port.

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Peel back the adhesive strip holding the trackpad in place with the heavy-duty spudger. Peel back the adhesive strip holding the trackpad in place with the heavy-duty spudger.
  • Peel back the adhesive strip holding the trackpad in place with the heavy-duty spudger.

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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the metal trackpad support brackets. Don't be afraid to use a moderate amount of force when prying the support brackets loose.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the metal trackpad support brackets.

  • Don't be afraid to use a moderate amount of force when prying the support brackets loose.

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With the laptop slightly open, push the trackpad upwards at the rear, and pull it out from the bottom. With the laptop slightly open, push the trackpad upwards at the rear, and pull it out from the bottom. With the laptop slightly open, push the trackpad upwards at the rear, and pull it out from the bottom.
  • With the laptop slightly open, push the trackpad upwards at the rear, and pull it out from the bottom.

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Conclusion

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

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Olá, gostei do site , pois apresenta um conteúdo bem rico em conhecimento gostaria de uma assistência sempre uso os métodos de reparo do site sempre da certo , porém não visualizei os manuais de reparo toubleshoting , ficaria muito agradecido caso vocês envie esses arquivos pra mim aprofundar meus conhecimentos da área de eletrônica .

atenciosamente.

jordson Martins Dantas - Reply

Reassembly Note: It should be noted that the trackpad will not "click" if the 2mm screws in STEP 7 are tight. Screw down until just snug then back off slightly. The bracket will then function correctly to return the trackpad to the up position after each click depress.

Nathan B. - Reply

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