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You can add a DWORD value with Regedit to disable that behaviour: In HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ASUS\ASUS Smart Gesture Add the DWORD AutoSetMaxPower, set it to 0 and reboot.


Usually, you do not need to replace the trackpad! When you remove the bottom cover by using a pentalobe 1.2 screwdriver, you will realize that there is a screw in the middle of the area between the trackpad and the edge of the computer. It is a small philips screw. You probably need to loosen that one. Not too much though, because it might stop registering ...


This is a behavior that ASUS refused to change, according to this post. One option is to use 3rd party touchpad drivers. For a temporary solution that resets the power management setting, you can see my answer.


Depending on how much space there is between the case and connector, some kind of shim might also be useful to maintain contact. In short, you need to emulate the friction fit the original ZIF connector did somehow. Images courtesy of the OP, and taken from comments. The bar in question goes inside the connector and sort of squishes the cable in place ...

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