Introduction

The touchpad can become unresponsive or just break all together. This guide will show how to safely remove and replace the touchpad in your Acer Aspire laptop.

Remove the nine 4mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver. Remove the two 6mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the nine 4mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.

  • Remove the two 6mm screws with a PH0 screwdriver.

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Remove the black rubber tab on the back of the computer Remove the 4mm screw hidden underneath the black tab with a PH0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the black rubber tab on the back of the computer

  • Remove the 4mm screw hidden underneath the black tab with a PH0 screwdriver.

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Orient the computer upside down, with the hinges facing away from you. Find the black plastic piece in the SD card slot on the right side of the computer.
  • Orient the computer upside down, with the hinges facing away from you.

  • Find the black plastic piece in the SD card slot on the right side of the computer.

  • Remove the plastic piece by sliding it out of the SD card slot.

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Insert a spudger at these eight locations to disengage the plastic tabs from the housing cover, and pry apart. Continue around the entire perimeter of the cover with the spudger. Use a spudger to pry the cover around I/O ports.
  • Insert a spudger at these eight locations to disengage the plastic tabs from the housing cover, and pry apart.

    • Continue around the entire perimeter of the cover with the spudger.

  • Use a spudger to pry the cover around I/O ports.

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Remove the two 4mm screws using a PH0 screwdriver. Depress the tabs holding the battery with a spudger. Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard using a spudger.
  • Remove the two 4mm screws using a PH0 screwdriver.

  • Depress the tabs holding the battery with a spudger.

  • Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard using a spudger.

  • Pull the battery up and away from the laptop to remove.

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Use the spudger to pop up the latch on the ZIF connector.
  • Use the spudger to pop up the latch on the ZIF connector.

  • Pull out the ribbon cable.

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Remove the three 2mm PH #0 screws. Lift the metal tape up and off of the mounting bracket. Lift the metal tape up and off of the mounting bracket.
  • Remove the three 2mm PH #0 screws.

  • Lift the metal tape up and off of the mounting bracket.

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Remove the metal mounting bracket from the bottom of the touchpad
  • Remove the metal mounting bracket from the bottom of the touchpad

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Carefully remove the foam pad from along the top edge of touchpad using a spudger. This pad can be reused.
  • Carefully remove the foam pad from along the top edge of touchpad using a spudger.

    • This pad can be reused.

  • Remove the four 2mm PH #0 screws.

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Remove the touchpad from the laptop using a spudger.
  • Remove the touchpad from the laptop using a spudger.

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Conclusion

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

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