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Introduction

This guide will provide instructions on how to remove and replace the Trackpad for the Dell XPS 15 9575. The trackpad is responsible for controlling the cursor on screen and is a major form of input for the laptop. Issues with the trackpad include erroneous click input, unresponsive clicks, cursor drift, and any other input that doesn’t match what’s intended by the user.

Though issues with the trackpad can be fairly obvious, check out the Dell XPS 9575 Troubleshooting Page for some additional information on potential issues pertaining to this component.

  1. For your safety, please make sure the device is powered off and the A/C adapter is unplugged. Use your T5 Torx driver to remove all eight 3.2mm hex screws holding down the back panel. Wedge an opening pick between the back cover and the base of the board, then slightly lift the tool to pop the clips on the back cover off.
    • For your safety, please make sure the device is powered off and the A/C adapter is unplugged.

    • Use your T5 Torx driver to remove all eight 3.2mm hex screws holding down the back panel.

    • Wedge an opening pick between the back cover and the base of the board, then slightly lift the tool to pop the clips on the back cover off.

  2. Make sure all screws are removed before you lift the panel to prevent any damage from occurring.
    • Make sure all screws are removed before you lift the panel to prevent any damage from occurring.

    • Remove the bottom cover from the device when all sides are free.

  3. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all four silver 3.2mm screws fastening the interconnect cable. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all four silver 3.2mm screws fastening the interconnect cable.
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all four silver 3.2mm screws fastening the interconnect cable.

  4. Carefully wedge the plastic opening pick between the fan and the interconnect cable. If this position does not release the interconnect cable, slide the opening pick along the edge until it is completely free.
    • Carefully wedge the plastic opening pick between the fan and the interconnect cable.

    • If this position does not release the interconnect cable, slide the opening pick along the edge until it is completely free.

    • Remove the interconnect cable.

  5. Use the nylon tweezers to remove the interconnect pins from each of the circuit boards. Use the nylon tweezers to remove the interconnect pins from each of the circuit boards.
    • Use the nylon tweezers to remove the interconnect pins from each of the circuit boards.

  6. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all eight 6.4mm screws from the battery Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all eight 6.4mm screws from the battery
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove all eight 6.4mm screws from the battery

  7. Use a plastic opening pick to pry the black battery cable away from its silver adapter. Hold the pick at 35 degrees from the computer and push towards the battery to remove the cable from its socket.
    • Use a plastic opening pick to pry the black battery cable away from its silver adapter.

    • Hold the pick at 35 degrees from the computer and push towards the battery to remove the cable from its socket.

    • Do not push straight into the battery cable as this could damage the adapter.

    • When you disconnect connectors like these, be careful not to dislodge the small surface-mounted components surrounding the socket.

  8. Use a plastic opening pick to separate the battery from the device. Lift the battery straight up and remove it when it is completely separated.
    • Use a plastic opening pick to separate the battery from the device.

    • Lift the battery straight up and remove it when it is completely separated.

  9. Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two silver 3.2mm screws located in the two top corners of the trackpad. The screws may have a black cover on them.
    • Use the Phillips #0 screwdriver to remove the two silver 3.2mm screws located in the two top corners of the trackpad.

    • The screws may have a black cover on them.

  10. Flip the locking tab of the trackpad ZIF connector upwards with an opening pick, allowing the ribbon strip to be pulled forward. Gently remove the ribbon cable with a set of tweezers. Gently remove the ribbon cable with a set of tweezers.
    • Flip the locking tab of the trackpad ZIF connector upwards with an opening pick, allowing the ribbon strip to be pulled forward.

    • Gently remove the ribbon cable with a set of tweezers.

  11. Open the laptop slightly and place your hand underneath the trackpad, gently popping the trackpad up from the case. Once the trackpad is popped up, slide it outwards in order to remove it from the holder.
    • Open the laptop slightly and place your hand underneath the trackpad, gently popping the trackpad up from the case.

    • Once the trackpad is popped up, slide it outwards in order to remove it from the holder.

Conclusion

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

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