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Introdução

The trackpad is one of the main inputs of a laptop; it is how the user controls the mouse and scrolling functions of the laptop. It can be suseptible to cracking or internal damage if too much pressure is applied to the part. This guide will show how to replace the trackpad if it is broken.

  1. Remove the following eighteen screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver. Remember to have a small bowl or container nearby to place the screws in, so none of the screws get lost.
    • Remove the following eighteen screws using a Phillips #0 screwdriver.

    • Remember to have a small bowl or container nearby to place the screws in, so none of the screws get lost.

    • Make sure the Chromebook is unplugged and shut down, so no files are lost and there is no risk of electrocution.

  2. Using the flat side of the spudger,  pry open the bottom case of the laptop. Working from the front to the back, where it connects to the  screen, proved to be the easiest way of popping the case off.
    • Using the flat side of the spudger, pry open the bottom case of the laptop.

    • Working from the front to the back, where it connects to the screen, proved to be the easiest way of popping the case off.

  3. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the screw on right side of the battery placement.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the screw on right side of the battery placement.

    • Be careful not to lose the screw and have a small container nearby to place it in.

  4. Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the wires connecting the battery to the motherboard.
    • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the wires connecting the battery to the motherboard.

  5. Gently lift the battery out and remove it from the laptop casing.
    • Gently lift the battery out and remove it from the laptop casing.

  6. Unhook the black ribbon from the motherboard, using the opening tool to pull the hooks in the direction of the arrows.
    • Unhook the black ribbon from the motherboard, using the opening tool to pull the hooks in the direction of the arrows.

    • Once the hooks are released, simply pull the black ribbon outward to remove it from the motherboard.

  7. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the 7 screws holding the trackpad in place. The metal piece at the bottom edge of the laptop will lift off after the screws are removed. The metal piece at the bottom edge of the laptop will lift off after the screws are removed.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, remove the 7 screws holding the trackpad in place.

    • The metal piece at the bottom edge of the laptop will lift off after the screws are removed.

  8. Use the spudger tool to unhook the locks on both sides of the end of the white ribbon. Pull the ribbon outward away from the motherboard.
    • Use the spudger tool to unhook the locks on both sides of the end of the white ribbon. Pull the ribbon outward away from the motherboard.

  9. Use the spudger tool to pry the trackpad up and away from the laptop. Use the spudger tool to pry the trackpad up and away from the laptop.
    • Use the spudger tool to pry the trackpad up and away from the laptop.

Conclusão

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

David Flint

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How do I remove the touchpad from the backing/bracket? The replacement touchpad I bought has none of the metal bracket, and I believe I need to remove it from my old broken one.

Shawn H - Responder

For the record I ended up having to purchase a new mounting bracket separately and affix it ($5). Hope this helps someone. I’ve done the repair but the trackpad is still not functioning. Not sure what the issue is but the swap was pretty easy.

Shawn H - Responder

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