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Erratic Trackpad on MacBook Pro 17" A1151... Fixed!

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MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Upper Case Replacement

MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261 Upper Case Replacement

Moderate

Mijn probleem

I have an original 2006 MacBook Pro 17" (model A1151), and all of a sudden my trackpad stopped working correctly. It would work for a little while, then it would think that I was trying to scroll. I would try to move the cursor with just one finger on the trackpad, but the trackpad would think that I had two fingers on it.

I tried resetting the PRAM, but that didn't help. Nor did cleaning the touchpad with computer cleaning wipes, rubbing alcohol, or a damp towel.

What's slightly odd is that when I didn't use the trackpad for a while and tried it again, it would start working briefly. After a short while it would go back to its errant behavior.

Mijn oplossing

I ordered a replacement Upper Case (A-stock), and yesterday I went through the replacement guide. It took between 60 and 90 minutes, including putting everything back together again.

My keyboard only had 9 screws instead of 10, but otherwise everything went as expected.

Now my trackpad works again! Hooray! I was getting sick of my cheap Bluetooth mouse that liked to double-click when I was trying to click only once. Stupid debouncing issues...

Mijn advies

I wasn't sure if a replacement Upper Case would solve my trackpad issues. I'm very glad it did! $300 is much cheaper than a new MacBook Pro. :-)

MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Upper Case afbeelding
MacBook Pro 17" (Model A1151) Upper Case

$134.99

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