Can this "disconnecting" keyboard be fiexed?

For a little over a year now, My MBP has been having this issue. While in normal use, the keyboard and track pad will become inoperable (When in windows, the sound of a usb device being disconnected occurs). I found out that if I press on the area left of the track pad, the keyboard will reconnect.

I have considered this a minor annoyance up until a few days ago where the the keyboard/trackpad wont work unless I hold on to the aforementioned area. Is this even fixable or should I just sell this MBP for parts and get a new laptop?

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This fault is well known. The little USB controller on the PCB under the trackpad is failing / desoldering. It's the square chip visible when you remove the battery. There are basically three methodes to remedie / solve this:

- cowboy: fold a piece of paper and pich it between battery and chip.

- homebrew: Take a small tip soldering iron and retip all the solder joints ( magnifiere required)

- luxury: replace the topcase.

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