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Introduction

This guide provides detailed instructions to replace your laptops touchpad. You may want to do this replacement if your touchpad does not respond or malfunctions in some other way.

  1. Power off device before disassembly. Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws from the underside of the laptop.
    • Power off device before disassembly.

    • Use the T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the six 4 mm screws from the underside of the laptop.

  2. Pry open the lower case from where it meets the laptop base. Remove the lower case from the work area.
    • Pry open the lower case from where it meets the laptop base.

    • Remove the lower case from the work area.

  3. Use the Phillips 1 screwdriver to remove the five 3mm Phillips screws from the battery assembly. Use the Phillips 1 screwdriver to remove the five 3mm Phillips screws from the battery assembly.
    • Use the Phillips 1 screwdriver to remove the five 3mm Phillips screws from the battery assembly.

  4. Carefully remove the power supply connector by pulling on both sides of its head. Do not tug on the wires as they may become damaged. Lift the battery from its position, removing it from the device.
    • Carefully remove the power supply connector by pulling on both sides of its head.

    • Do not tug on the wires as they may become damaged.

    • Lift the battery from its position, removing it from the device.

  5. Use the Phillips 0 screwdriver to remove the six 3mm Phillips screws from the touchpad assembly. Use the Phillips 0 screwdriver to remove the six 3mm Phillips screws from the touchpad assembly.
    • Use the Phillips 0 screwdriver to remove the six 3mm Phillips screws from the touchpad assembly.

  6. Gently pull on the blue tab to remove the ribbon connecting the touchpad to the motherboard on the left hand side. Gently pull on the blue tab to remove the ribbon connecting the touchpad to the motherboard on the right hand side. Gently pull on the blue tab to remove the ribbon connecting the touchpad to the motherboard on the right hand side.
    • Gently pull on the blue tab to remove the ribbon connecting the touchpad to the motherboard on the left hand side.

    • Gently pull on the blue tab to remove the ribbon connecting the touchpad to the motherboard on the right hand side.

  7. Gently pull up on the top two corners of the touchpad and remove it from the laptop.
    • Gently pull up on the top two corners of the touchpad and remove it from the laptop.

Conclusion

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

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