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This guide will teach you how to remove the buttons below the track pad from the laptop device.

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  1. Flip the laptop so the battery is facing upwards.
    • Flip the laptop so the battery is facing upwards.

    • Push the battery release tabs toward the center of the device.

    • Remove the battery.

  2. Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.
    • Remove the two countersunk keyboard screws using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  3. Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool.
    • Lift up the keyboard using your fingers or a plastic opening tool.

    • Potential for device damage: Do not tear the ribbon cable hidden behind the keyboard.

    • Disconnect the cable by sliding the connector ears outward.

  4. Remove the seven Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal component to the frame
    • Remove the seven Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal component to the frame

    • Detach the two ribbon cables on either side of the silver panel

    • Be careful to not tear the ribbon cables hidden behind the panel

    • Gently lift the silver panel from the laptop using the plastic opening tool

    • Set the laptop aside

    • depending on your model, there could still be some hidden screws on the bottom of the case of the mini that hold the palm-rest in place

  5. Flip the silver panel over
    • Flip the silver panel over

    • Remove the four screws that connect the buttons to the panel using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver

  6. Remove the covers from the panel
    • Remove the covers from the panel

    • Remove the buttons from the panel

    • Release the mouse button by flipping the center connector tab up

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

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