If you have a problem with the keyboard or trackpad and need to replace it (or gain component access), this guide will show you how to remove the palmrest. This guide can also be used to clean a dusty system fan if the system is running loud.
* While the keyboard cable is very long, the trackpad cable is substantially shorter. You will need to treat the trackpad cable with more caution, since it is shorter.
* You need to work from the bottom first, and work your way up. This is to disconnect the keyboard and trackpad.
* This repair is very complicated. It is a good idea to have a way to sort your screws as there will be two screws to remove the palmrest. Traditionally with HP, they love using multiple screw types as you open the system futher.