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Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement

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  1. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Access the rubber feet: step 1, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Access the rubber feet: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Before you begin, shut down your laptop and unplug it.

    • Close the screen and lay your laptop down with the rear case facing up to access the four rubber feet.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rubber feet: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rubber feet: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rubber feet: step 2, image 3 of 3
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    • Insert an opening pick between the rear case and the rubber foot.

    • Pry up with the pick and dislodge the foot from the rear case.

    • Use tweezers or your fingers to remove the rubber foot.

    • Repeat this process on the remaining rubber feet.

    • There are two types of rubber feet for this laptop. During reassembly, make sure the top feet say "M4" and the bottom feet say "M1".

    • To reinstall a rubber foot, align it over the recess and push down until it's secured.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the rear case: step 3, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the rear case: step 3, image 2 of 2
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    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 4.5 mm screws securing the rear case.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction handle to the middle of the rear case's bottom edge, as close to the edge as possible.

    • Pull up on the handle with a strong, steady force to create a small gap between the rear case and the frame.

    • This may take significant force and multiple tries.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap you created.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Release the clips: step 5, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Release the clips: step 5, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Release the clips: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge to release the clips securing the rear case.

    • Continue sliding the pick along the perimeter of the laptop until all the clips securing the rear case have been released.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 6, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 6, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the rear case: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the rear case up and away from the laptop and remove it.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your laptop and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your laptop back down before you continue working.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the battery connector's tape: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the battery connector's tape: step 7, image 2 of 2
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    • Use tweezers or your fingers to peel up and remove the tape covering the battery connector.

    • Set the tape aside. You'll reuse it during reassembly.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 8, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the flat end of a spudger under the battery cables, as close to the connector as possible.

    • Gently pry up and disconnect the battery connector from its socket.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 9, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the battery: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the four 4.5 mm screws securing the battery.

    • Take care not to puncture the battery with your screwdriver—a punctured battery may leak dangerous chemicals or cause a fire.

  10. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the battery: step 10, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the battery: step 10, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the battery: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Lift the battery straight out of its recess and remove it.

  11. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad cable's tape: step 11, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad cable's tape: step 11, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad cable's tape: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers or a spudger to peel up the tape covering the ZIF connector on the touchpad.

    • Remove the tape.

    • Set the tape aside. You'll reuse it during reassembly.

  12. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad's ZIF connector: step 12, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad's ZIF connector: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end up a spudger to pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector.

  13. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad cable: step 13, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Disconnect the touchpad cable: step 13, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Grip the touchpad cable's pull tab with tweezers or your fingers and gently pull the cable out of its socket on the touchpad.

  14. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the touchpad: step 14, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Unfasten the touchpad: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the five 1.7 mm screws securing the touchpad.

  15. Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad: step 15, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad: step 15, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 15" Touchpad Replacement, Remove the touchpad: step 15, image 3 of 3
    • Open the laptop to about a 45 degree angle, keeping the laptop upside down.

    • Push up on the touchpad until its top edge is freed from the frame.

    • Pull the touchpad towards the top of the laptop and remove it.

    • Before securing the touchpad, insert its bottom edge under the bracket on the bottom edge of the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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