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|MacBook Pro 15" Unibody 2.53 GHz Mid 2009|| |
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February 19, 2014
erratic cursor movement
Perfect! My version of the MBP was a little different than the model shown in the instruction manual. I expected this and the repair was otherwise flawless. The materials that arrived from ifixit were well packaged and since it arrived on Valentines Day included a small package of candies. Those little touches that make you smile. Could not have had a better experience.
I strongly suggest that anyone who takes on a project like this have the correct screw bits. Apple laptops have an absurd mix of different screw heads and the type and size are not normally found in a mechanics tool box. I purchased a 54 piece bit kit from ifixit and it was a quality item and work perfect.
January 7, 2014
This trackpad had stopped functioning because of a chocolate milk spill.
This is my second trackpad installation and I, once again, took the shortcut of prying off the cable (CAREFULLY) so that I just took the battery and trackpad out and used the existing cable. It works GREAT!
Shortcut - see prior event - and happy fixing.
November 29, 2013
The trackpad seemed to have become possessed. It began running the computer the way it wanted to - deleting files, opening programs - whatever struck its fancy.
I chose to go with the shortcut and leave the existing cable intact so that I didn't have to take out the motherboard. The previous hint was a great help. Just using the spudger to gently pry the ribbon cable off the trackpad worked wonderfully. Getting the cable back into place just needed gentle nudging.
Thanks SO much to ifixit for this website. I'm much more confident about making repairs - certainly replacing parts is a breeze because of them.
October 30, 2013
I was mistakingly unwinding an external mouse chord above my MBP. I dropped the bloody thing from about 3 inches and shattered my tracked.
The repair was fairly simple, I did have to go and buy a new Tri wing screwdriver to get the battery out (maplins in the UK seem to be th sonly high street store to stock any - Maybe by some on ebay in preparation!). The instructions were simple to follow and this replacement part as in and working with 20 minutes.
I skipped the process of removing the motherboard to gain access to the cable, that would have been a bit of a pain, I left the original ribbon (flat) cable in place, it runs underneath the main board and reappears so to replace it you have to remove every screw and the cooling fans.
There is a drop of glue holding the ribbon onto your existing trackpad and the new one. Some gentle pulling will remove it, just don't pull on an angle, so no 45 degree pulling!, as the ribbons are prone to tearing. Gently ease it up vertically away from the trackpad, it is stronger than you think and it will ease up.. simple.
Ifixit delivered to the UK with 48 hours. Superb service.