Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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How to replace track pad on MacBook Proearly 2011

I see all kinds of instructions for replacing track pads for every one but mine! Bummer

Macbook Pro 17" Model A1297 Unibody Part #MC725XX/A EARLY 2011 2.2GHz Intel Corei7

I didn't see any instruction videos for ANY Macbook Pro 17"

What to do??

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Thanks much for the quick response, I was kinda thinking what you suggested but just wanted a "confirmation" . Thanks again


No problem! Good luck!


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I would say follow the Teardown of the MacBook 17" from 2009 or follow the removal of the Battery in the Guides there are available. The Touchpad is directly accessible underneath the battery, or at least it should be. If the Touchpad is underneath a black cover, like the keyboard, then you should be able to peel it up safely.

The 17" model shouldn't have changed much from the yearly revisions, but the construction should still be the same: Touchpad underneath the Battery, secured with screws and a ribbon cable. Try that.

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Teardown


Very easy

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody Battery Replacement



15 - 45 minutes

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