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Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:
  • Remove the following 10 screws securing the lower case to the MacBook Pro 13" Unibody:

  • Red Seven 3 mm Phillips screws.

  • Orange Three 13.5 mm Phillips screws.

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Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.
  • Slightly lift the lower case and push it toward the rear of the computer to free the mounting tabs.

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  • Remove the following tri-wing screws securing the battery to the upper case:

  • Red One 5.5 mm tri-wing screw

  • Orange One 13.5 mm tri-wing screw.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the logic board.

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  • Lift the battery out of the upper case

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  • Remove the ribbon cable by releasing it from the ZIF connector on the underside of the trackpad and also from the socket that attaches it to the logic board.

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  • Remove the four 1.2mm #00 Phillips head screws from rear of the trackpad.

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Conclusion

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

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I had better luck using the #000 Phillips to get the 1.2mm screws out during step 7.

benchampa - Reply

I accidentally disabled my track pad in the system preferences how do I enable it again when the trackpad wont click?

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