04-29-2018 09:50 AM - edited 04-30-2018 02:03 AM
My touchpad left button was working 30% of the times those days, so I opened it and cleaned it (there was dust).
How to reassemble it?
I guess part #2 goes on the round green circle, and I tried, and it works. How to reassemble #1, #3, #4 ?
Thanks in advance.
Here is the photo:
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04-29-2018 09:21 PM
Piece 2 is manufactured with an adhesive that is difficult to match. I tried several things and never got good results.
Are the little tabs (on piece 4) that clamp onto the metal parts (1 and 3) intact? If damaged, repair is impossible. If the tabs are intact and you can get piece 2 attached, pieces 1 and 3 can be attached to the base and the key simply snaps on
04-30-2018 02:11 AM
Thank you for your answer @richk. I edited the original photo and called #0 the base (on the computer itself).
The little tabs on piece #4 seem intact.
Question: In which order should I attach parts, to what, and how should #1, #3 be rotated? I can't figure out how it goes...
Then: where does #3 go? Should it be attached to #0 (rotated how?) or to #4?
PS @richk: if you can post a photo, or edit mine, even with MSPaint, to show precisely which part goes where, I would be very thankful!
Thanks in advance.
04-30-2018 04:02 PM
I don't have one to look at, but what I remember is that the long edge of "1" will snap into the tabs on the top edge of "0" when it snaps into place. I believe that the 2 legs of "3" slide into pockets on "0" when you are putting it all together so the flat part of "3" (bottom of the "U") must clip onto the button. Sorry, but it has been a while since I did this.
06-25-2018 10:13 PM - edited 06-25-2018 10:15 PM
You genius, you deserve a hug! It was really smart to make the visual the way you did and I'm really glad it worked for you. It also worked for my Lenovo Thinkpad T400. I had done the same, pulled the key off to clean it. The only difference was the metal prongs were stuck to the key itself but it helped a ton to remove the prongs instead of trying to press the key directly in place. Thank you for sharing!