Dell XPS M1330 Touchpad Mouse Button Removal and Installation


In this Dell laptop tutorial we are going to show you how to install and replace the Touchpad Mouse Button on your Dell XPS M1330 laptop. These installation instructions have be made into 20 easy to follow printable steps. We have also create a video tutorial that shows you how to install your Dell XPS M1330 Touchpad Mouse Button.

Before you begin

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Tools needed for this laptop repair

  • 1 x small phillips head screwdriver
  • 1 x small flat head screwdriver
  • 1 x small plastic scribe

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Installation and Removal Instructions
Dell XPS M1330 Touchpad Mouse Button

Slide the battery away from the laptop.

Step 1

  • Flip the laptop over and slide the battery clip to the left.
  • Slide the battery away from the laptop.
Slide the battery away from the laptop. Flip the laptop over and slide the battery clip to the left.
Lift the door from the base.

Step 2

  • Unscrew the wifi door retaining screw.
  • Lift the door from the base.
Loosen the 3 memory door screws.

Step 3

  • Unscrew the (1) 2.5mm x 5mm screw.
  • Loosen the 3 memory door screws.
  • Lift the memory door off of the base.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.

Step 4

  • Unscrew the (4) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
  • Slide the hard drive out of the laptop.
Slide the hard drive out of the laptop. Unscrew the (4) 3mm x 3mm hard drive screws.
Loosen the 5 heat sink screws.

Step 5

  • Unplug the cooling fan.
  • Loosen the 5 heat sink screws.
  • Lift the heat sink/fan away from the motherboard.
Loosen the 5 heat sink screws. Lift the heat sink/fan away from the motherboard.
Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.

Step 6

  • Installation note 1: Make sure to replace thermal compound or thermal pads on the CPU and heatsink.
  • Installation note 2: Tighten the heatsink screws in the order listed on the heatsink.
  • **This image is used only as an example.**
On the bottom of the laptop, loosen the wireless antenna cables and unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm left and right hinge screws.

Step 7

  • On the bottom of the laptop, loosen the wireless antenna cables and unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm left and right hinge screws.
Remove the (6) 2.5mm x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.

Step 8

  • Remove the (6) 2.5mm x 5mm screws on the bottom of the laptop.
Open the laptop screen as wide as possible.

Step 9

  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws below the battery.
  • Open the laptop screen as wide as possible.
  • Carefully lift the Center Control Media Buttons Cover away form the base. You should start unsnapping it at the LCD display side being careful not to lift to fast so the cable doesn’t break.
Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 2mm x 7mm wafer screws holding the keyboard to the base and gently flip the keyboard over. Be cautious, lifting the keyboard with the cable connected, it is possible to break the latch if you pull it too hard.

Step 10

  • Leave the Center Control Media Buttons Cover loose.
  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 2mm x 7mm wafer screws holding the keyboard to the base and gently flip the keyboard over. Be cautious, lifting the keyboard with the cable connected, it is possible to break the latch if you pull it too hard.
Carefully lift the cable latch and unhook the cable.

Step 11

  • Carefully lift the cable latch and unhook the cable.
Lift the Power Button Cover from the laptop.

Step 12

  • Carefully slide the Power Button Cover cable latch and remove the Power Button Cover Cable.
  • Lift the Power Button Cover from the laptop.
Unplug the Bluetooth cable.

Step 13

  • Remove the 2mm x 3mm Bluetooth screw.
  • Unplug the Bluetooth cable.
Unplug the Bluetooth cable.Remove the 2mm x 3mm Bluetooth screw.
Unplug the Power Button cable.

Step 14

  • Unplug the Power Button cable.
Disconnect the Camera cable, the LCD Display cable, and pull the wireless antenna cables through the motherboard.

Step 15

  • Disconnect the Camera cable, the LCD Display cable, and pull the wireless antenna cables through the motherboard.
Unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm right hinge screw.

Step 16

  • Unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm left hinge screw.
  • Unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm right hinge screw.
Unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm right hinge screw. Unscrew the 2.5mm x 5mm left hinge screw.
Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop base.

Step 17

  • Lift the LCD display assembly away from the laptop base.
Remove the (4)2mm x 3mm screws.

Step 18

  • Remove the (3)2.5mm x 5mm screws an the top of the palm rest.
  • Remove the (4)2mm x 3mm screws.
Remove the (4)2mm x 3mm screws. Remove the (3)2.5mm x 5mm screws an the top of the palm rest.
Lift the palmrest away from the base.

Step 19

  • Unplug the touchpad ribbon cable.
  • Lift the palmrest away from the base.
Disconnect the Touchpad cables.

Step 20

  • Turn the Palm Rest over.
  • Disconnect the Touchpad cables.
  • Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.
  • Lift the mouse buttons away from the Palmrest.
Disconnect the Touchpad cables. Unscrew the (2) 2mm x 3mm screws.

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  • Prabhakar

    Where can I buy XPS 1330 Touchpad mouse button on your website? I could not find it.
    Thanks

  • Jared

    My left button dosen’t spring back up and is always about halfway depressed. Is it possible to replace the left mouse button without having to disassemble the whole computer or replace the whole touchpad palm rest? I’d buy the whole thing but would rather not have to take my whole computer apart for a broken button.

    • If you could get a used palm rest you might be able to change the components under the button but most of the time you would have to change out the complete mouse button or the complete palm rest assembly. If you do have to change out the mouse buttons or the palm rest, the labor is pretty much the same. It will almost be a complete disassembly. You will have to remove the palm rest regardless.