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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Trackpad Replacement

Replace a broken trackpad on your MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009.

  • Auteur: Andrew Bookholt
  • Geschatte tijd: 15 - 30 minuten
  • Moeilijkheid: Gemiddeld

Use this guide to replace a broken trackpad.

Stap 1 Trackpad  ¶ 

Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully pry the trackpad connector up from its socket on the logic board.

Stap 1 Trackpad  ¶ 

  • Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully pry the trackpad connector up from its socket on the logic board.

Stap 2  ¶ 

Open your MacBook Pro and set it on a table as shown.

Stap 2  ¶ 

  • Open your MacBook Pro and set it on a table as shown.

Stap 3  ¶ 

While holding the edge of the trackpad closest to the logic board with one hand, remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips screws highlighted in red.

Stap 3  ¶ 

  • While holding the edge of the trackpad closest to the logic board with one hand, remove the four 1.2 mm Phillips screws highlighted in red.

Stap 4  ¶ 

If necessary, carefully dislodge the edge of the trackpad closest to the keyboard from its recess in the upper case by pushing it away from the brackets attached to the upper case. Carefully push the trackpad connector and cable down through the slot cut into the upper case. It may be necessary to use a spudger to help get the trackpad connector past the edge of the logic board.

Stap 4  ¶ 

  • If necessary, carefully dislodge the edge of the trackpad closest to the keyboard from its recess in the upper case by pushing it away from the brackets attached to the upper case.

  • Carefully push the trackpad connector and cable down through the slot cut into the upper case.

  • It may be necessary to use a spudger to help get the trackpad connector past the edge of the logic board.

  • Once the cable has been completely pulled through its slot in the upper case, pull the trackpad away from the outer edge of the upper case and remove it from the machine.

Stap 5  ¶ 

If you are installing a replacement trackpad that didn't come with the attached flex cable, you'll need to use the cable from your old trackpad.

Stap 5  ¶ 

  • If you are installing a replacement trackpad that didn't come with the attached flex cable, you'll need to use the cable from your old trackpad.

  • To remove the flex cable from the old trackpad, first flip open the latch on the ZIF connector, opposite the cable. Then, apply a little heat from a hair dryer or iOpener to soften the adhesive securing the cable to the trackpad, and carefully peel off and remove the cable.

  • When installing your new trackpad, routing the cable through the upper case and past the logic board may be difficult. It is helpful to use the tip of a spudger to guide the connector past the logic board while pushing the cable through its slot in the upper case with your other hand.

Stap 6  ¶ 

Next, reinstall the four 1.2 mm Phillips screws along the inner edge of the trackpad. Tighten the screws all the way, then back them out about 1/4 turn.

Stap 6  ¶ 

  • Next, reinstall the four 1.2 mm Phillips screws along the inner edge of the trackpad.

  • Tighten the screws all the way, then back them out about 1/4 turn.

  • Check the alignment of the trackpad on the keyboard side of the upper case. Once you have centered the trackpad in the upper case, tighten the four Phillips screws all the way.