January 7, 2019 at 1:06 pm #149841
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It’s my mistake, I spilled the coffee on my lapbook SE while using it, and the coffee (hot, densed, with milk) now end up in the inner space below the touchpad. Now I can not click anymore, just gesture on the surface of touchpad.
Is it possible to open the touchpad to clean it up? Anybody know how, please advise me 🙁
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 8, 2019 at 11:01 pm #149904
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HI, that’s not good!
Okay, you can remove all the screws on the bottom. Two hidden under the rubber feet at the back. Then remove the rear metal lid. See my unboxing video.
Unplug the battery and remove it, the touchpad is behind it. Use a contact cleaner spray to clean it up with paper towels. There is a video here in fact two of them that might help. The unboxing video shows the internals and the heatsink mod video where to unplug the battery. This might reset the bios. But best to do it anyway to stop shorts as the touchpad could be the last of your worries if you short something.
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Currently testing: Mate 20 X & Mate 20 ProJanuary 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm #150012
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I openned the laptop and removed the battery, it seems we can not reach the touchpad without breaking the lapbook into pieces.
I gave up, damn it’s very fine laptop.January 13, 2019 at 4:50 pm #150018
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you could try to rinse the pad with cleaning alcohol but if it is just the clicks…
- you can use just one and 2 finger taps
- you can reassign an unused or seldom used key via AutoHotkey to use as a physical mouse button (use shift for right click)
I always do this when the track pad buttons no longer work properly since several years.
I even have done that with my Jumper just to have a more precise click without mouse movement.
It looks something like this:
; this is for a american apple style keyboard with spanish keyboard stickers
; maps the key next to the 1 as the left mouse button, with shift it is the right mouse button
; with a normal Spanish keyboard I use the < and > keys
Need Help? ... I date back to 81 when my first computer was from Sinclair and MS-DOS was called IBM-DOS 1.0
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