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MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement

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  1. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Prepare your MacBook for disassembly: step 1, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Prepare your MacBook for disassembly: step 1, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Prepare your MacBook for disassembly: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Allow your MacBook's battery to drain below 10% before starting this repair. A charged battery may catch fire if damaged during the repair.

    • Unplug all cables and fully shut down your MacBook.

    • Close the lid and flip your MacBook over. Keep the lid closed until you've physically disconnected the battery.

    • Opening the lid will power on your MacBook. If you're using macOS Big Sur v11.1 or earlier, disable this function using this guide.

  2. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Unfasten the lower case: step 2, image 1 of 1
    Tool used on this step:
    FixMat
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    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove the six screws securing the lower case:

    • Two 6.8 mm screws

    • Two 5.3 mm screws

    • Two 3.4 mm screws

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from.

  3. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Separate the lower case: step 3, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Separate the lower case: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Apply a suction handle near the front edge of the lower case, between the screw holes.

    • Pull up on the suction handle to create a gap between the lower case and the frame.

  4. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the left clips: step 4, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the left clips: step 4, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the left clips: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Insert an opening pick between the lower case and the frame.

    • Slide the pick around the left corner to release the first set of clips.

    • You'll hear and feel a pop when each clip releases.

  5. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the right clips: step 5, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the right clips: step 5, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the right clips: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Slide your opening pick around the right corner to release the second set of clips securing the lower case.

  6. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Pry the lower case up: step 6, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Pry the lower case up: step 6, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Pry the lower case up: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Insert your opening pick between the lower case and the frame near the middle left screw hole.

    • Firmly twist the pick until the clip releases.

    • Repeat this procedure for the clip near the middle right screw hole.

  7. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the remaining clips: step 7, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the remaining clips: step 7, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Release the remaining clips: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Firmly pull the lower case away from the screen hinges to release the last clips securing it to the frame.

    • This motion requires significant force. Don't pull the lower case up, as you may bend the clips.

    • If it feels stuck, pull one corner at a time.

  8. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 8, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the lower case: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the lower case.

    • To reinstall the lower case:

    • Set it in place and align the sliding clips near the display hinges. Press down and slide the lower case toward the hinges.

    • Once the lower case is secured near the hinges, press down firmly to engage the remaining four clips.

    • You'll hear and feel a pop when each clip engages.

  9. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the battery board cover: step 9, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the battery board cover: step 9, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Tweezers
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    • Use blunt nose tweezers or your fingers to peel and remove the cover from the battery board, just above the middle battery cell.

  10. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery data cable: step 10, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery data cable: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Use blunt nose tweezers to gently peel back the pull tab covering the battery data connector.

    • Don't remove or tear the pull tab, as it's attached to the head of the connector.

  11. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Use the point of a spudger to flip up the small locking tab securing the battery data connector.

    • Locking tabs on ZIF connectors are fragile—be gentle with your spudger.

  12. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Use blunt nose tweezers or your fingers to grab the battery data cable pull tab and slide it straight out of its socket.

    • Move the cable to the left, out of the way of the battery board.

    • Don't strain the cable, as it's still attached to the battery board.

  13. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 3.7 mm screw securing the battery connector.

  14. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 14, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 14, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 14, image 3 of 3
    • Use the flat end of your spudger to slightly lift the battery connector away from the battery board.

    • Lifting the connector too high will break it. Angle it enough so it won't accidentally contact the battery board during repair.

    • Optionally, you may insert a barrier, such as a piece of a playing card, between the connector and the board during the repair.

  15. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the trackpad cable bracket: step 15, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the trackpad cable bracket: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use your T5 Torx driver to remove the two 1.9 mm screws securing the trackpad cable bracket.

    • Remove the bracket.

  16. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad: step 16, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Disconnect the trackpad: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of your spudger to pry up and disconnect the trackpad cable from the logic board.

  17. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Heat the trackpad cable: step 17, image 1 of 1
  18. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Reposition the trackpad cable: step 18, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Reposition the trackpad cable: step 18, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Reposition the trackpad cable: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Use your fingers to peel the trackpad cable from the battery.

    • Fold the cable over the front edge of the MacBook.

    • Don't strain the cable, as it's still connected to the trackpad.

  19. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Unfasten the trackpad: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Use your T5 Torx driver to remove the ten screws securing the trackpad:

    • Two 4.3 mm screws

    • Eight 5.8 mm screws

  20. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the trackpad: step 20, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the trackpad: step 20, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement, Remove the trackpad: step 20, image 3 of 3
    • Open your MacBook by lifting the body away from the display and trackpad.

    • Feed the trackpad cable through its cutout in the frame.

    • Before reinstalling the trackpad, thread the trackpad cable through the narrower of two slots at the base of the frame.

  21. MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 13" 2022 (M2) Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the trackpad from the display.

    • Be careful not to lose the six small washers from the trackpad screw posts:

    • Four rectangular washers

    • Two circular washers

    • Make sure your new trackpad has a ribbon cable installed before reassembly. If necessary, transfer the old cable, or install the one your new trackpad came with.

Conclusion

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

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting or search our Answers community for help.

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