How to Replace an Acer Laptop Mouse Pad

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How to Replace an Acer Laptop Mouse Pad
Replace your mouse pad yourself. (laptop pc image by Albo from

Replacing the mouse pad of your Acer laptop is not a difficult process. When working on the inside of your laptop, make sure you are wearing a static strip; static build-up and electrical charges can damage the internal structure of your laptop. If you are grounded, it'll protect the internal structures of the laptop.

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Things you need

  • static strip
  • small screwdriver
  • replacement mouse pad

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  1. 1

    Wrap the static strip around your wrist and ground one end of the static strip.

  2. 2

    Remove the battery from the laptop and unplug the power cord.

  3. 3

    Lift open the lid of the laptop.

  4. 4

    Lift the middle cover up beginning at one end of the cover and gently remove it.

  5. 5

    Unscrew the two screws holding the keyboard in place.

  6. 6

    Detach the keyboard wire from the keyboard plate.

  7. 7

    Lift the keyboard plate out of the assembly.

  8. 8

    Unscrew the two screws holding the upper case in place.

  9. 9

    Lift the upper plate off the laptop.

  10. 10

    Unlock the mouse touchpad FFC lock using your fingernail.

  11. 11

    Disconnect the mouse touchpad wire.

  12. 12

    Unscrew the touchpad board bracket and remove it from the laptop.

  13. 13

    Lift the mouse touchpad out of the laptop.

  14. 14

    Press the new mouse touchpad into the laptop.

  15. 15

    Place the mouse touchpad board bracket over the mouse touchpad and secure it with a screw.

  16. 16

    Reattach the mouse touchpad wire. Lock the mouse touchpad FFC lock into place with your fingernail.

  17. 17

    Lock the mouse touchpad FFC lock into place with your fingernail.

  18. 18

    Screw the upper cover back into place.

  19. 19

    Slide the keyboard back into the laptop and screw it into place.

  20. 20

    Reattach the keyboard wire.

  21. 21

    Press the middle cover gently back into place.

  22. 22

    Reinsert the battery and plug into a power source.

Tips and warnings

  • Keep the screws you pull out in separate piles, as you will be using the same screws when you reinstall the parts.
  • Do not connect the computer to a power source until every part is reconnected. Doing so before the computer is assembled again can cause damage to the computer.

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