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How Do I Replace the Touch Pad on an Acer Aspire 5920?

Updated July 20, 2017

The laptop's touchpad is essential for navigating around the computer. If your Acer Aspire 5920 laptop's touchpad malfunctions, you could replace it. Working on the inside of your laptop can feel daunting, but as long as certain safety precautions are taken, you can replace the touchpad by yourself.

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

Attach the static wrist strip around your wrist and to a grounded source.

Pry the keyboard up using a flathead screwdriver at four indentations on the top edge of the keyboard.

Disconnect the keyboard cable.

Lift and remove the keyboard.

Pry up the monitor casing on the lower computer unit. The monitor casing is located just above the keyboard.

Unscrew the two screws on the upper case assembly.

Remove the upper case assembly.

Pull the touchpad cables toward the keyboard area to disconnect them.

Unscrew the two screws holding the touchpad board in place.

Place the touchpad board to the side.

Secure the replacement touchpad board with the two screws in the same area and position as the old touchpad board.

Reconnect the touchpad cables to the touchpad board.

Screw the upper assembly casing to the upper assembly with the two screws.

Reattach the monitor casing and snap it into place.

Reattach the keyboard cable to the main cable.

Snap the keyboard gently back into place.

Reinstall the battery pack and lock it into place.

Tip

Keep the screws separated for the step in which they are removed. Use the same screws from disassembly for reassembly.

Warning

Don't attempt to work on your computer's interior without being grounded. Electric shock may damage your computer.

Things You'll Need

  • Static wrist band
  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Replacement touchpad board
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