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The March 2015 update of Apple's 11" MacBook Air features fifth generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, resulting in slightly increased performance and battery life.

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Water spill, keyboard and trackpad not working.

Hello Guys,

I have a Macbook Air 2015 A1465. (Not sure if it is Early or Late)

I just spilled water in the trackpad and suddenly it stopped working BOTH the keyboard and the trackpad.

The funny thing is that the KEYBOARD power button works and it boots :) (Crazy right?)


I just opened it, saw that the trackpad connectors (actually all of them) it connects the keyboard, the trackpad with 2 flats, and one connectors that I GUESS connects everything with the MOTHERBOARD.

I used WD40 thinking that it would FIX IT. It doesn't..

My biggest doubt is do I need just to buy a new trackpad, since all the connectors (keyboard, trackpad, motherboard) and it will works?


Do I need to buy also the FLEX CABLE that links everything to the motherboard?


a new keyboard also? (I am guessing that the keyboard is not the problem at all). Everything makes me think that the central connections from the trackpad was the thing that is broken OR only the flex that connects to the motherboard.


How do I know the Apple Part Number?

I saw one trackpad from a Macbook Air 2011 it looks the same from both sides, but does it work? Does it need to be the exactly same part number, since it actually looks 100% the same?

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Man, have this problem too. Not a macbook though I just sprayed some LCD Cleaner on it like I usually do but this time might've been too much :(

Just the worst time ever rn


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The issue will either be the trackpad cable or the trackpad, the keyboard will most likely be fine.

First, check both ends of the trackpad cable for burns/corrosion on the gold pins. If there is any, order a cable.

Next, check the trackpad board on the trackpad for corrosion. If there is any clean it.

After this, wait until you get the new cable and try it out. If it is still not working, order a trackpad too.

The trackpad cable has a part number on the bottom of it. 2013/2014/2015 trackpads or trackpad cables will be cross compatible.

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@reecee You were right. It was ONLY the cable that connects the trackpad/keyboard controller to the motherboard.

Thanks for your help :) will be eternally grateful


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