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is XPS 9550 touchpad can be removed from palmrest faceplate?

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I have a XPS 15 9550 with 4K, i7-6700HQ. Unfortunately, my left hinge mount is broken. it looks like I need a palm rest front plate change. As I'm out of warranty, I want to buy an an OEM palm rest (0D6CWH). The problem is many oem palm rests do not have a touchpad attached. Before going further purchasing one, I want to learn if touchpad can be removed from the original palmrest.

There is no guide about remvoing touchpad on dell service manuals and anywhere on the internet, and every guide about touchpad repair suggests that I have to replace the palm rest all together. I started to think that touchpad is very hard (or impossible) to remove from attached palmrest.

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is it possible to remove touchpad from the original palmrest front plate and carry it over an OEM palmrest front plate from china? Or do I have to buy an palmrest with touchpad attached?

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JOcean
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Re: is XPS 9550 touchpad can be removed from palmrest facepl

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The touchpad can be removed, 2 screws attach it to the palmrest. The following links should help. Read the comments on the Youtube video.

https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=143&subid=560&refine=touchpad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fjTG-J3Dc




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JOcean
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Re: is XPS 9550 touchpad can be removed from palmrest facepl

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The touchpad can be removed, 2 screws attach it to the palmrest. The following links should help. Read the comments on the Youtube video.

https://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=category&id=143&subid=560&refine=touchpad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3fjTG-J3Dc




-Forum Member since 2016
-I do not work for Dell
-A user helping other users
-If you like an answer please click on thumbs up
-If a reply is a solution to your problem please click on Accept as Solution
Gaming on a home built ASUS Z170K i5 6600
Real work on an Inspiron 15 5575
Dell XPS 15-9550 video repair tutorial was brought to you by http://www.parts-people.com SHOP FOR DELL XPS 15-9550 PARTS: XPS 15-9550 Palmrest Touchpad: http://ppci.me/c/143/560/palmrest+touchpad XPS 15-9550 Parts List in Stock: http://ppci.me/c/143/560 Shop for more than 250,000 Dell parts ...