Model A1286. Released February 2011 / 2.0, 2.2, or 2.3 GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Processor

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Trackpad Replacement not working

I recently replaced the trackpad in a 15" MBP - Early 2011 and it seemed to be working great. However, no its working very intermittently, sometimes it tracks as I would expect other times the pointer doesn't even move.

Any ideas? Is this trackpad defective? If so how do I return it and get a different one???

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Check to see if your battery is swollen. If you can't tell, remove the battery and start up with just the mag-safe adapter and let us know if the issues persists.

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I replaced the battery as par of the repair. I completely removed the battery and replaced the trackpad because the brackets had become bent with the last battery swelling so large.

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Check to see if the old battery has bent upper case. Did you also replace the trackpad cable?

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Top case looks good. Yes, replaced everything. Battery, trackpad, cable, screws, brackets. Its very odd. Sometimes it works great, other times not so much. very intermittent.

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If you're certain you installed correctly, assuming the part is from iFixit, yes, you can get a replacement for a defective item. iFixit offers lifetime warranty against defects for non-consumable items. Hope that helped! (If you have questions about iFixit returns, post them on meta.ifixit.com, not here)

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Thanks, I threw that last part in just as a, "if no one else has good options then I will need a swap" kind of comment. Thanks for the link though.

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@cssd11tech No problem! Hope you solve your issue!

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