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Remove the following pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro: Eight 3.0 mm
  • Remove the following pentalobe screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro:

  • Eight 3.0 mm

  • Two 2.3 mm

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Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.
  • Lifting from the edge nearest the clutch cover, lift the lower case off the MacBook Pro.

  • Set the lower case aside.

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Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.
  • Peel back the warning label covering the battery connector.

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No metal tools! Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board. Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.
  • No metal tools!

  • Using the flat end of a spudger, gently pry the battery connector straight up out of its socket on the logic board.

  • Bend the battery cables back and out of the way, ensuring that the battery connector doesn't accidentally make contact with the logic board.

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Remove the following T5 Torx battery screws. Remove the following T5 Torx battery screws.
  • Remove the following T5 Torx battery screws.

What kind of screws are these? T5 Torx or ?

rob - Reply

T5 torx is correct.

tore - Reply

There is risk to damage the battery! (Do not use ANY metal tools - puncturing the battery can cause fire and possibly leak battery gel!) Please note: carefully cut the duct tape layer under the battery with thin wire string.  Pull back and forth slowly. Do not pry up with any metal tools. Please note: carefully cut the duct tape layer under the battery with thin wire string.  Pull back and forth slowly. Do not pry up with any metal tools.
  • There is risk to damage the battery! (Do not use ANY metal tools - puncturing the battery can cause fire and possibly leak battery gel!)

  • Please note: carefully cut the duct tape layer under the battery with thin wire string. Pull back and forth slowly. Do not pry up with any metal tools.

The High E String from my acoustic guitar worked like a charm. Dental floss, not so much!

Vincent Loiacono - Reply

Can you buy a tool like this? If so whats it called because I cant find it and I don't have a guitar lol... !

oliverdixon1990 - Reply

I used a 28ga (.32mm) Kanthal wire which I borrowed from my vaper roommate. That was much too thick so the process went really slowly. Took more than an hour and a half to cut all the batteries. I would recommend to get at least 34ga Kanthal if that's what you have to work with

Ilya Gulkov - Reply

You can get a 34ga (.16mm) Kanthal wire from any vape shop. I used a 28ga (.32mm) and it worked, but it was much too thick and I had to go really slow

Ilya Gulkov - Reply

I recommend something like this: http://a.co/cYzsvbP

chriscase - Reply

Be sure you did not damage the loopback of the track-pad! Please lift up the plaque under the battery with metal spudger.
  • Be sure you did not damage the loopback of the track-pad!

  • Please lift up the plaque under the battery with metal spudger.

It is too hard to get the center 2 batteries off the metal plate. I used a plastic drinking straw like a funnel, tucked it under the batteries to directly get to the glue and used a few drops of 70% rubbing alc with a dropper. (i did not have the 91% Isopropyl Alcohol although 91% is recommended as it dies quickly) I did this to both the batteries on both sides while gently pulling the string down to cut through the glue. Once my batteries were off I used the plastic spudger to go under the metal plate which is glued on all sides.

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Remove battery Remove battery
  • Remove battery

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Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the trackpad connector. Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the trackpad connector.
  • Using the flat end of a spudger, pry the trackpad connector.

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Unscrew the light-colored screws Remove trackpad. Remove trackpad.
  • Unscrew the light-colored screws

  • Remove trackpad.

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Adjustment of trackpad touching level
  • Adjustment of trackpad touching level

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Good luck!
  • Good luck!

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thank you! I was able to swap out new trackpad w/ these instructions.

Bobby - Reply

You are welcome!

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Hi, Could I just ask where did you get your 'Handles' for the wire string? I bought some titanium wire a while ago but literally cant grip it. I have searched ebay etc but nothing is comeing up - Maybe my search terms aren't correct.

Thanks

Aaron - Reply

Hello! You can use any strong jaws. We ordered holders in China.

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Hi, Thanks for that, sorry for the late reply. I have ordered a set from china so I'll see what they're like, in the meantime if anyone is interested I had some random parts laying around, I made a set out of a couple of plastic spudgers, some polymorph to enlarge the top which I sank a motherboard peg into which I can then screw some screws with the large heads into. Seems to do a pretty good job, i'll upload a pic if any1 is interested.

Aaron - Reply

what did you mean by "use any strong jaws. we ordered holders in china." can you provide a link or picture or better explain?

ultultult - Reply

An alternate to wire is dental floss, for the sticks use two bic pens. Wrap the dental floss and trap it with the cap. Have only enough length to cut under the foam adhesive strips. I was able to replace the battery in no time. You will need to do the same on the enter cells to recover the metal pad covering the trackpad connectors.

Manuel Collazo - Reply

Thanks for the advice! A good idea!

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Did anyone need to heat the glue up on the battery? I am trying to use my wire string and it keeps getting stuck in the adhesive. Once it gets far enough into the adhesive, it will stick and if I try to go further the wire breaks.

Patrick - Reply

Heat is not necessary! The adhesive does not respond to warm! Use solid wire/fishing line/dental floss.

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

My trackpad is cracked, is it possible to only swap the trackpad or do i have to switch the whole top case and or battery + trackpad

langloisg11 - Reply

You can only replace the trackpad. It is necessary to remove the battery. See our instructions.

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

I was able to remove the battery with a syringe and isopropyl alcohol (based on this Youtube video https://youtu.be/pLhHSIej9fs). It still took some gentle prying and a syringe, but it's a nice alternative to the wire string.

Colin - Reply

The idea is good! But the video shows the result, the process is not visible.

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

The glass on the trackpad on my MacBook Pro (11,5) Mid 2015 cracked. Where can I find the trackpad? So far my searching has only turned it up as part of a complete top case, which I don't need. Thanks.

D S - Reply

I tried this for my trackpad, cleaned a bunch of gunk out and the mouse is still shaky. Even with a USB mouse plugged in it scatters. Is there anything else I can do or does anyone have ideas on the problem? Thanks

Zach Murray - Reply

please describe the problem

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

The trackpad is very erratic and will go all over the screen and click on apps even though I am not touching it. It will even open/close the launchpad along with folders/apps if the mouse happens to move across the screen and click at that time. The same will happen if I use a USB mouse. It doesn't happen every time I start up but will eventually start getting worse a few minutes into use. I used the 91% alcohol method to soak the trackpad and clean around the casing inside to clear out the gunk. Thanks

Zach Murray -

Change the trackpad. Our guide will help.

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Yup, that did it. Looks like the alcohol method didn't repair my old trackpad it must have been too far gone to fix. All good to go even though 2 of the screws holding the trackpad in place were stripped. Took an extra hour trying to figure out how to get them out so I could swap out the trackpad. Thanks

Zach Murray -

Hi ! In step 6 cutting the duct tape.

Does this mean that when i put pack the battery i have to glue it back somehow?

And if so, what glue you recommend?

Thank you

Nick - Reply

You do not need to glue the battery back together. I've opened mine twice now and the battery works as normal without it being glued down ridiculously tight like it was the first time.

Zach Murray -

очень понравилась идея с проволокой. ждать аналог с али времени не было, купил молибденовую струну, но она оказалась слишком хрупкой. пробовал очищенную проволоку из rj45 - она уже слишком толстая и тоже обрывалась. в итоге принял решение снять динами для лучшего доступа. а чтобы снять динамики - надо снять всё остальное. в итоге срезал клей пластиковой картой. спасибо.

dendan - Reply

рад, что помогла инструкция! а использовали проволоку для резания стекол с дисплеев, продаётся в любом магазине с запчастями для телефонов, так же можно взять струну для гитары)

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

great guide, thank you! I've used double dental floss as wire string, it worked great and smooth!

Matteo Baldini - Reply

Thanks for the tip! A good idea!

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Also done with dental floss, to replace the battery (see http://amzn.eu/1Byvn2i ).

chantepie - Reply

Good! Good luck!

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

thank you for the guide, worked nice for change of battery. However, my keyboard malfunction and trackpad does not work after battery change

Tor Seim - Reply

heck ribbon cable keyboard / trackpad

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

where i can get the metal plaque that protects trackpad from battery?

Cesar Perez - Reply

I think we can without it

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Replaced battery according to guideline.

Difficulties connecting the new battery, - needed two attempts to make new battery correctly connected.

Issue now is that battery only charges up to 67% before it stops charging.

Have someone experienced same thing?

tore - Reply

Maybe not all of the new battery operable

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Thank you for the instructions! I spilled some lemonade over my trackpad and after a few days drying it was a little sticky. The trackpad was still functional and you could feel the click and force click but it sticks a little and you need to press harder. Is it possible to get the trackpad out and clean it with destilled water and let it dry for a while? After drying then put it back in again.

Robert balk - Reply

You can clean it with alcohol 96%

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

Do I have to Remove the metal plaque of the trackpad, if I only want to change the battery and not the trackpad?

Imad Ghandour - Reply

It is easier to remove the battery with it

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

My trackpad started to react less sensitive to actual press-"click" (it works perfect for tapping though). Since I mostly use the real press-click (no force-touch on this model) it is very inconvenient because around 40% of press-clicks are not properly registered – enough to constantly confuse me whether the computer/internet is loading, was clicked or not.

My questions are now:

1) Are the "click"-sensors inside the trackpad? So if I change it, will I also replace the click-sensors?

2) Could I maybe somehow adjust that screw in step 11 "Adjustment of trackpad" to solve the issue without replacing? If yes how? Which direction does what?

3) Any other suggestions?

lqlwle - Reply

2) is your way

Clean the trash on the edges of the trackpad

Aleksandr ApplePartsPRO -

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