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

473 Questions View all

Early 2011; How do I replace the trackpad?

I have a MacBook Pro 17" Early 2011. The trackpad barely works and I would like to replace the trackpad, but don't see any manuals / steps on how to do it. Understand that the actual part is about $60. Need help!!!

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment
Mac RAM Kits
Speed up your Mac. Max out its memory.
Mac RAM Kits
Get more memory out of your Mac.

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Check the battery for swelling first. 90% of the time it is the battery and not the trackpad giving you the problem.

UPDATE

Replacing the trackpad is very simple and essentially the same on all models of this era.

This guide, even if it is for the 13" should walk you right through it.

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Mid 2012 Trackpad Replacement

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3

Comments:

The battery is fine; no swelling.

by

Mayer ... thanks for the manual!!! I'm going to give it a try after I order the trackpad off of Amazon. I'll let you know if I'm "successful" or will need to buy another MBP. Appreciate your help!

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

Maputo59 will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 2

Past 30 Days: 4

All Time: 72