Introdução

This guide will instruct you on how to access and reattach/detach the trackpad ribbon cable in the event that the trackpad does not work.

  1. Turn the laptop over and orient it as shown.
    • Turn the laptop over and orient it as shown.

  2. Remove the battery by pinching the two lock tabs towards the center. Next, lift up on the battery to remove it. Next, lift up on the battery to remove it.
    • Remove the battery by pinching the two lock tabs towards the center.

    • Next, lift up on the battery to remove it.

  3. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the twenty-two 5.6 mm screws from the back of the laptop.
    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the twenty-two 5.6 mm screws from the back of the laptop.

    • Be sure to remove all screws, including those that are typically covered by the battery.

  4. Now, remove the small covers from the back of the case. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the three 5.6 mm screws from the covers (one screw on the RAM cover [middle] and two screws on the Hard Drive cover [bottom right]). Then, lift up on and remove these covers as shown in the third image.
    • Now, remove the small covers from the back of the case.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the three 5.6 mm screws from the covers (one screw on the RAM cover [middle] and two screws on the Hard Drive cover [bottom right]).

    • Then, lift up on and remove these covers as shown in the third image.

  5. Remove the hard drive. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two remaining 4.9 mm screws holding the hard drive into place. Next, lift up and pull outwards to release the hard drive from its socket.
    • Remove the hard drive.

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two remaining 4.9 mm screws holding the hard drive into place.

    • Next, lift up and pull outwards to release the hard drive from its socket.

  6. Using your fingers, grasp the black tab and lightly pull up on the ribbon cable to detach it from the motherboard.
    • Using your fingers, grasp the black tab and lightly pull up on the ribbon cable to detach it from the motherboard.

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  8. After proper removal of all necessary screws, gently lift up on the back case to remove it.
    • After proper removal of all necessary screws, gently lift up on the back case to remove it.

  9. With your hand, grasp the side of the DVD/CD drive and gently pull it out of the socket, disconnecting it from the motherboard.
    • With your hand, grasp the side of the DVD/CD drive and gently pull it out of the socket, disconnecting it from the motherboard.

  10. Using your fingers, grasp the three ribbon cable attachments (pictured) and gently pull on them to disconnect them from the motherboard. Using your fingers, grasp the three ribbon cable attachments (pictured) and gently pull on them to disconnect them from the motherboard. Using your fingers, grasp the three ribbon cable attachments (pictured) and gently pull on them to disconnect them from the motherboard.
    • Using your fingers, grasp the three ribbon cable attachments (pictured) and gently pull on them to disconnect them from the motherboard.

  11. Repeat the previous step for the two remaining ribbon cables (one is located by the fan, while the other is located by the CD/DVD drive). For the ribbon cable located near the fan, use your fingers to grasp the black tab and gently, yet firmly, pull up on the cable to detach it from the motherboard.
    • Repeat the previous step for the two remaining ribbon cables (one is located by the fan, while the other is located by the CD/DVD drive).

    • For the ribbon cable located near the fan, use your fingers to grasp the black tab and gently, yet firmly, pull up on the cable to detach it from the motherboard.

  12. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 4.9 mm screws depicted here. Next, using your fingers, lift up on this metal piece and remove it from the motherboard.
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the three 4.9 mm screws depicted here.

    • Next, using your fingers, lift up on this metal piece and remove it from the motherboard.

  13. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm screws depicted here. Next, remove the metal cover to expose the bluetooth card. Gently fit the flat end of a spudger under the edge of the bluetooth card. Then, lightly pry up on this edge to release the card from the motherboard. (Refer to the third image)
    • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 4.9 mm screws depicted here.

    • Next, remove the metal cover to expose the bluetooth card.

    • Gently fit the flat end of a spudger under the edge of the bluetooth card. Then, lightly pry up on this edge to release the card from the motherboard. (Refer to the third image)

  14. Gently lift up on the now free motherboard. Detach the two ribbon cables that connect the motherboard to the keyboard. To do this, use your fingers to gently pull on the cables until they disconnect.
    • Gently lift up on the now free motherboard.

    • Detach the two ribbon cables that connect the motherboard to the keyboard. To do this, use your fingers to gently pull on the cables until they disconnect.

  15. Locate the fan (top-right corner of the computer). Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 2.7 mm screws that secure the fan to the motherboard. Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 2.7 mm screws that secure the fan to the motherboard.
    • Locate the fan (top-right corner of the computer).

    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 2.7 mm screws that secure the fan to the motherboard.

  16. This step can be skipped if you are just removing the fan to access another part of the device (such as the motherboard). Using a Japanese Industrial Standard #00 screwdriver, unscrew four 3.7 mm screws located on the casing of the fan.
    • This step can be skipped if you are just removing the fan to access another part of the device (such as the motherboard).

    • Using a Japanese Industrial Standard #00 screwdriver, unscrew four 3.7 mm screws located on the casing of the fan.

  17. Using your fingers, grasp the white tab and firmly, yet gently, pull up on the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard. Using your fingers, grasp the white tab and firmly, yet gently, pull up on the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard.
    • Using your fingers, grasp the white tab and firmly, yet gently, pull up on the wire to disconnect it from the motherboard.

  18. Once you have removed the motherboard, you can locate the trackpad, which is centered at the bottom of the back of the computer.
    • Once you have removed the motherboard, you can locate the trackpad, which is centered at the bottom of the back of the computer.

    • From the back, the trackpad can be identified by the single ribbon cable (pictured here).

  19. Using the pointed end of a spudger, lift up on the black latch that is holding the ribbon cable in place. Use your fingers to grasp the ribbon cable. Lightly pull on the cable until it releases.
    • Using the pointed end of a spudger, lift up on the black latch that is holding the ribbon cable in place.

    • Use your fingers to grasp the ribbon cable. Lightly pull on the cable until it releases.

Conclusão

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

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