Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to disassemble and reassemble your Toshiba Portege laptop to replace a broken touchpad. This guide will also teach you what the proper and necessary tools are for this repair.

Remove the front face plate with the plastic prying tool.
  • Remove the front face plate with the plastic prying tool.

  • Using an #1 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two 3.8mm screws labeled B3.

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Using your hands, lift keyboard up toward you, starting from the edge closest to the screen.
  • Using your hands, lift keyboard up toward you, starting from the edge closest to the screen.

  • Note: This ribbon still connects the taptor to the keyboard.

  • Gently place the keyboard on top of the trackpad, keys' side down

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Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop). Unscrew the screw on the metal plate that keeps the ribbon from sliding out. Gently remove the metal plate and set it aside.
  • Find the white ribbon connector (where the keyboard is still attached to the rest of the laptop).

  • Unscrew the screw on the metal plate that keeps the ribbon from sliding out.

  • Gently remove the metal plate and set it aside.

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Using the plastic opener tools, dislodge the white ribbon connector from the two clips holding the connector. Using your fingers, pull out the white ribbon connector.
  • Using the plastic opener tools, dislodge the white ribbon connector from the two clips holding the connector.

  • Using your fingers, pull out the white ribbon connector.

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Using the plastic pryer, carefully remove the cover of the touchpad There may be a 1/2" inch screw directly on the backside of the laptop, that will needed to be removed first
  • Using the plastic pryer, carefully remove the cover of the touchpad

  • There may be a 1/2" inch screw directly on the backside of the laptop, that will needed to be removed first

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Gently pull up the touch-pad piece and lay it upside down. Note: The touch-pad will still be connected to the computer.
  • Gently pull up the touch-pad piece and lay it upside down.

  • Note: The touch-pad will still be connected to the computer.

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Pull back tab to release connection of the touchmap to the laptop. Pull back tab to release connection of the touchmap to the laptop.
  • Pull back tab to release connection of the touchmap to the laptop.

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Conclusion

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

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