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  1. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the trackpad connector straight up off its socket on the logic board. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the trackpad connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the trackpad connector straight up off its socket on the logic board.

  2. Lift the trackpad cable up off the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it. Be careful not to damage the cable. If it doesn't peel up easily, apply a little heat from an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer to soften the adhesive, and try again.
    • Lift the trackpad cable up off the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it.

    • Be careful not to damage the cable. If it doesn't peel up easily, apply a little heat from an iOpener, heat gun, or hair dryer to soften the adhesive, and try again.

    • If you are installing a new trackpad cable, be sure to fold the new cable to match the shape of the old cable. The new cable will appear to be too long if it is not folded.

  3. If necessary, peel back any tape covering the trackpad cable connector. Use the end of a spudger to flip the retaining tab on the ZIF connector. Use the end of a spudger to flip the retaining tab on the ZIF connector.
    • If necessary, peel back any tape covering the trackpad cable connector.

    • Use the end of a spudger to flip the retaining tab on the ZIF connector.

  4. Pull the trackpad cable straight out of its ZIF socket on the trackpad control board. During reassembly, make sure that the retaining tab is in the up, "unlocked" position before you insert the cable into the socket.
    • Pull the trackpad cable straight out of its ZIF socket on the trackpad control board.

    • During reassembly, make sure that the retaining tab is in the up, "unlocked" position before you insert the cable into the socket.

  5. Remove the single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the battery board to the upper case.
    • Remove the single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw securing the battery board to the upper case.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Why remove the screw in step 5?

Ari Cooper - Davis - Reply

Yes @sam , why should you remove the screw in step 5? Is this a mistake?

lmdehaas - Reply

Step 5: Remove the single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw.

Step 6: Re-screw single 3.7 mm T5 Torx screw.

David Grabowski - Reply

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