Apple's 2016 revision to their laptop lineup targeted at professional users. Features a 15-inch, 2880-by-1800 Retina display, quad-core Intel Core i7, 256 / 512 GB /1 TB / 2TB storage options, 16 GB RAM, and a keyboard equipped with a Touch Bar. Released November 2016. Features Model A1707.

60 Questions View all

Can I replace just the track pad on my 2017 Touch bar 15" MacBook Pro?

My track pad is not 'clicking' as normal; is feels like a mechanical problem even though it appeared after some water went into the case (and was quickly removed - there doesn't appear to be any other damage). I'm being told it means replacing the entire 'top case' but it seems separate track pads are available for sale (or am I mistaken?) - does anyone know if the track pad can be replaced separately on this model?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

Well... Yes & No. Apple may not supply the touchpad as a separate SKU (I don't think anyone has access to the service manual yet).

But you can find a few on eBay! Here's one: Apple Macbook Pro 15" 1707 Late 2016 2017 Trackpad Touchpad Silver.

Frankly, it's an easy swap out! Unlike the older models where you need to remove the battery Apple gave us access through the battery cells! Here's the location of the screws (12):

Block Image

We don't have any guides yet so you'll need to reference the MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar Teardown

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2


Thanks Dan! I'll have a go at scoring a track pad before I commit to such an expensive repair... wish me luck :)

I'll report back how it goes, it may take a while.


Report back: after a little search I did manage to locate a track pad, but by then I started having issues with a couple of keys on the keyboard... given it's such a new machine I decided to go for the new top case after all, with a bit of a discount and 3 month warranty - all's working perfect now, still good to know it's possible to replace just the track pad if necessary - so thanks again Dan!


Don't forget to score the best answer and accept it as resolved.

What was the final cost? And the currency.


Add a comment

I fixit sell the trackpad for the new MacBook pros...

MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Late 2016/2017) Trackpad

MacBook Pro 15" Retina (Late 2016/2017) Trackpad Image

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0


@lewbar123 - He needed a new keyboard as well so he let Apple deal with it.

At the time I posted my answer IFIXIT didn't offer it.


Add a comment

Add your answer

Lennaart Van will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 7

Past 30 Days: 32

All Time: 91