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How much would it cost to replace my mousepad?

How much would it cost to replace my mousepad on my MacBook Pro 15' (2009)

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Please give us the last three figures of your serial number so we know exactly which machine you have.

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Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.53 15" (SD) Specs

Identifiers: Mid-2009 15" - MC118LL/A - MacBookPro5,4 - A1286 - 2324*

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Most guides show that you have to replace the whole topcase to replace the track pad, but if fact the part can be found for under $40.00 by doing a search for "661-5244 & trackpad. It's just a matter of four screws to replace it once you get to it.

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I replaced just the trackpad on my late-'08 15" A1286 MBP. I was able to get the part off eBay and it took about 45 minutes total. I think I paid ~$50 for the part. I did have to buy a tri-wing screwdriver in order to set the depth/click of the pad.

I wrote up a how-to somewhere on this site but unfortunately I didn't take pictures.

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