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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Trackpad Replacement

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Trackpad Replacement

15 - 30 minuten


Mijn probleem

The trackpad on my trusty ol' mid-2009 MBP had started to act bizarro: It was occasionally non-responsive, and sometimes, it'd go totally mental and register multiple inputs (sometimes multi-touch inputs) simultaneously.

I'd originally thought that there might be some sort of software issue, as the Trackpad System Preferences pane had gone non-functional ("Could not load Trackpad Preference Pane"), and when I Airdropped a working file from another computer, it worked for a moment, but then it would crash System Preferences.

More time spent searching suggested that it was hardware related — spoiler alert: It was.

Mijn oplossing

The repair was incredibly straightforward with the help of the step-by-step guide, and the tools from iFixit were perfect. Note: even if you don't think you need a Spudger, you do — I've been living without one and making due for a while, but holy crap, is it a great little tool.

Mijn advies

There seemed to be a small amount of adhesive on my battery so getting it out of the case was by far the most difficult part of the procedure. I don't know if that's standard procedure these days (my battery was replaced at the Apple Store about a year ago — sidebar: if I had that to do over again, I'd DIY it... so easy).

I ordered a used trackpad with screws from iFixit, and though the trackpad is great, the screws were the wrong size. To be honest, I don't know why you'd need replacement screws unless you were to over-torque and break the ones that are already there. I'd recommend saving the dollars and reusing the ones that are currently in your machine.

Spudger afbeelding


MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2012) Trackpad afbeelding
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009-Mid 2012) Trackpad


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