MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Trackpad Replacement
Replace a broken trackpad on your MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009.
- Author: Andrew Bookholt
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a broken trackpad.
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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.
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.
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.