Dell Latitude 5501 Service Manual

Removing the touchpad buttons

Prerequisites

  1. Follow the procedure in Before working inside your computer.
  2. Remove the base cover.
  3. Remove the battery.
  4. Remove the solid state drive.
  5. Remove the HDD.
  6. Remove the WLAN card.
  7. Remove the WWAN card.
  8. Remove the inner frame.

About this task

The figure indicates the location of the touchpad buttons and provides a visual representation of the removal procedure.

Removing the touchpad buttons

Steps

  1. Locate the touchpad buttons board on your computer.
  2. Open the latch and disconnect the smart card reader board cable from the system board.
  3. Open the latch and disconnect the touchpad buttons cable from the connector.
  4. Remove the two (M2x3) screws that secure the touchpad buttons to the palmrest.
  5. Lift the touchpad buttons out of the computer.

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