Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Trackpad Issue: Need to switch Trackpad?


my gf's mbp touchpad click is not working anymore. I checked the update history and there was a ios patch but I'm not sure if this is relevant at all.

She brought it to the apple store but they said that they are not allowed to fix it anymore since it's to old.

Using time machine or creating a new user won't fix the issue but after exiting sleepmode the mbp the click will work for a few seconds.

I tried to change the screw but the issue remains.

Is there another possible sollution or do I need to switch out the whole track pad?

Thanks for your advice.


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If your issue is the ability to click vs tracking then I would suspect the battery is pressing on the trackpad from below. This is more noticeable after the system has been running awhile.

Open the system up and lossen the battery to see if it helps. Follow this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 Battery Replacement. If that doesn't help you'll need to replace the trackpad and you still may need to replace the battery as well.

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Okay I will try it.

While clicking the trackpad moves down and it makes a clicking sound. But it won't get recognized from the mbp. I can't close or open apps with it nor mark a group of objects while holding it down :/


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