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April 22, 2014
A user at the company was complaining that her trackpad would constantly think she was clicking and holding to drag things, even when she wasn't. I tested it and confirmed this was, indeed, an issue.
After first looking around at potential software fixes (firmware updates and the like), I proceeded to open it up. No signs of water damage, no battery swelling from overcharging, no noticeable debris. I took the trackpad out and stuck it in another MacBook Air; same problem. Ordered a replacement part, installed it and all is good to go. Still no idea what crapped out on the trackpad in the first place.
Be prepared for options. There are a bunch of things that could impact trackpad usability, but not all of them require a replacement part.
March 10, 2014
The old trackpad lost it's "Click" and was becoming erratic. So it needed replacing soon.
I am moderately experienced in replacing parts for my MacBook Pro's and iPhone/iPod's. This repair was mildly difficult.
The "Real" problem was getting the ribbon cables reseated in their sockets. It helps to put the cables on BEFORE you actually install the trackpad. Using the spurge you can rock them into place with mild force on either side of the cable.
April 29, 2013
Trackpad on my 13' MacBook Air (late 2010) was getting weird: sensitivity was declining and click and drag wasn't working anymore. The end was near...
The repair went smooth and fine. It took me approximately 30 minutes to replace the trackpad and reajust its depth. Tools were really helpful! I just had a bit of an issue with a couple of screws that were holding the trackpad, but iFixit provided spare ones!!
My advice: Rely on the guide, it is REALLY well documented, with clear pictures and details on how to avoid mistakes. I will definitely trust iFixit to replace my iPhone 4 battery later!