MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009 - Mid 2012) Trackpad

$89.95

Product code: IF163-025
Apple Part #: 922-9063, 922-9525, 922-9773

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MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009 - Mid 2012) Trackpad

$89.95

Product code: IF163-025
Apple Part #: 922-9063, 922-9525, 922-9773

Product Overview

Trackpad problems getting you down?

Wrangle your unruly cursor with a well behaved trackpad! No more more random mouse jumping, missed clicks, or erratic tracking - regain control of your computer and point and click that cursor to wherever your heart desires.

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Find the screws and other mounting hardware for sale separately here.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All Mid 2009 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2010 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Early 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Late 2011 13" Unibody MacBook Pros
  • All Mid 2012 13" Unibody MacBook Pros

Product Details

  • Model: A1278

$89.95 With Screws / New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Includes the 4 mounting screws and the set screw.

$79.95 Without Screws / New

 

Condition:

New

Notes:

Does not include mounting screws.

$74.95 New / Without Cable / With Screws

 

Condition:

New

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Replacement Guides

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Early 2011
2.3 GHz (Early 2011)
2.7 GHz (Early 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Late 2011
2.4 GHz (Late 2011)
2.8 GHz (Late 2011)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009
2.26 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.53 GHz (Mid 2009)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2010
2.4 GHz (Mid 2010)
2.66 GHz (Mid 2010)
MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012
2.5 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.9 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro started seriously wigging out about six months ago. I ruled out software issues and, wary of the Mac store, decided to just get a good 'ol fashioned USB mouse after disabling the trackpad entirely. Needless to say, things got weird with the cord. Some weeks later, I opted to go cordless, which I thought would be a great idea until the concept of Schroedinger's mouse entered my life, since the mouse was equally likely to exist or not exist in the same location as the laptop whenever I needed it. After another five months of doubting my own sanity every time I'd finally locate the cordless in a new and innovative location (the freezer, under the oven, etc.), I caved. My macbook's warranty was long exhausted, so why suffer any longer? Thus I ordered the replacement trackpad.

My Fix

The repair was fine, aside from a profound personal anxiety that I would fry my motherboard with clothes-derived static. The instructions were simple enough to follow, and I cut down an old gym membership card to use as a spudger. I stripped (my clothes). I dismantled. I replaced. I reassembled. I got dressed. I turned on the computer and reactivated the trackpad driver: success!

My Advice

I learned a great trick from a friend of mine who works in electronics: before you start, take a sheet of paper and mark the relative locations of all the screws you'll remove with Xs, making sure to label their specs. Put little loops of scotch tape over the Xs and stick the screws you removed in their appropriate location. It makes reassembly MUCH easier.

My Problem

The battery was old and giving replacement messages. the trackpad would only click if you hit it in the middle bottom part. Clicking on the left bottom part was hit and miss.

My Fix

The repair went OK. I had some trouble getting some of the case screws out. especially one of the long ones in the upper corer of the bottom case. I had to press very hard while turning. Even so, I think I mushed the philips head a little. I agree with others that the screws for the track pad may be 000, not 00 philips. they were difficult to remove with the 00, seemed easier with the 000. I still have to go back in and adjust the alignment of the track pad. i did not see it was misaligned until I put it all back together.

My Advice

I think that it would be good for someone with experience to check and see which type of philips head goes to the trackpad and specify that in the instructions. I am grateful though for the instructions. i would not have had a chance without them.

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My Problem

starting to fix some old favorite MacBooks around the house

My Fix

first iFixit project: replaced a fan in a 2006 MacBook 1,1 and a dead battery in the same 2006 MacBook. now i feel like i'm ready to learn how to replace the display. and upgrade the 350GB HD to 5400rpm or 7200rpm or 10000rpm 2TB HD or SSHD or SSD. still not electronically sure about what an 85W power cord charger will do that a 60W power cord charger will not do to a 2006 MacBook 1,1

My Advice

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My Problem

Since I usually use external mouse I did not discover that my trackpad was difficult to press down before I went for traveling and had to use my trackpad.

My Fix

Repair went really nice! I bought Pro Tech Toolkit and trackpad from IFIXIT. Replacing the trackpad was really not big deal when I had correct tools. The Pro Magnetic mat was nice as well.

My Advice

After replacing trackpad I discovered that the problem was not the trackpad, but my battery that had gone bigger (swollen). So main problem for me seems to be the battery, and not the trackpad. So my advice would be to also check if battery have start to swollen if trackpad is difficult to press down.

My Problem

Had a trackpad issue and wanted to give this laptop some more oomph and extended life. Added a Hybrid drive and upgraded the RAM too, (through OWC, they offered the 16Gb, which is not officially supported by Apple, but it definitely works! too bad iFixit didn't sell this ram configuration). Added some new feet too, some old ones were missing.

My Fix

Easy repairs, just followed all 3 instructions simultaneously (Harddrive, Ram and Trackpad, but couldn't find one on the feet so used Youtube on that one), an got it done in a breeze.

Machine is now running latest El Capitan and purring :)

My Advice

I got the iFixit tool-kit, which was a great help for having all the proper bits and pieces. Taped the screws to the body and components in the proper positions as they came out/off, to avoid misplacing them.

My Problem

Track pad became unruly. Cursor jumped around screen, impossible to control.

My Fix

The repair was quick and hassle free.

My Advice

The tiny screws attaching trackpad to case. Be very careful, they get lost too easily!

My Problem

Battery on 4 year old MacBook Pro 13in (Early 2011) would not hold a charge anymore. Trackpad was cracked and the cursor would sporadically go crazy when no one was touching the trackpad. Tried everything I could to fix, but nothing worked. I figured the battery must have been swollen, putting pressure on the trackpad.

My Fix

Very simple repair, only took maybe 30 minutes (and most of that was spend cleaning the dust out of the inside of my Mac). It's been 2 weeks now and both parts are working perfectly. Very happy with the results.

My Advice

A warning to any fellow Canadians out there, these prices seriously add up. The price of the parts was $190USD, and after shipping (ifixit only ships FedEx to Canada, got here in 2 days, but very pricey), tax, duty, and conversion fee, it was a little over $350CAD. Definitely something to keep in mind when ordering. I was really happy with the quality of the parts from iFixIt, and it will help extend the life of my Mac for hopefully a few more years, but next time I need parts I will probably look for another retailer in Canada, simply because the price from here was so expensive.

My Problem

Trackpad getting hard to retain a click and drag

My Fix

Had to go in twice. Gave up on removing the trackpad the first time, but after it was back together, I remembered that I did not connect its connector. They, I remembered the WD-40 trick; used a cotton swab; the tiniest flathead screwdriver I have (as the #00 seemed too large); prayed a bit, and got the screws out (although I had to put a brace underneath the surface of the trackpad so it would not move while applying pressure on the screw). Did not even consider replacing the brackets. Glad there were spares of the "tiniest screws ever made". No instructions regarding bracket replacement anyway.

My Advice

Need better advice on removing those tiny screws, and a triple-000 phillips, I believe.

However, it is perfect. (And, it was a mid-2010 13" Macbook Pro, not the selections that I cannot edit, nor were they selected when I started!)

My Problem

A few weeks ago I was drinking a cup of lemonade over my laptop.. nothing I wouldn't normally do or hadn't done before. It was a humid day and when I lifted the glass to take a sip, a droplet fell onto my trackpad. I didn't think it was a serious matter so I wiped it off with my finger. I did notice that some moisture did get into the bottom crease; I ignored it. A few minutes later, the bottom inch of my trackpad wasn't working. The trackpad wouldn't sense my finger moving on it. Then the crusor started moving on its own, switching the desktop back and fourth, zooming in and out of websites on its own and opening applications on its own. There was no controlling the crusor. It became so annoying and frustrating that I had to have it repaired. I looked into Apple's Genius' doing it and they charged a whopping $169 for parts and labor (plus tax). When I shared the news with my boyfriend he told me about ifixit. I found the part and tools I needed to do it myself. All together cost was MUCH less than Apple's Genius! THANK YOU ifixit!!!

My Fix

Using the ifixit guide that I found via the search bar, I was able to follow along the really easy steps and replace my trackpad! Easy breezy! My trackpad is back to normal, working like a charm!

My Advice

Don't drink ANY beverages near your Apple Keyboard/Trackpad! Avoid the headache and frustration!! Lol If you do and it becomes damaged, use ifixit!!! Fast Shipping too!

My Problem

The cursor had been responding to not only my touches but also to hand movements when there was no contact with the pad.

The click function seemed to be erratic, sometimes several taps were required.

I imagined fur balls and roving colonies gumming the magic works below the pad.

My Fix

Th repair took not quite an hour from the time the package arrived to when the cats were allowed back on the dining room table where the work was performed.

There was much less debris under the old pad and in the case than I had expected.

I found one of the battery hold down tabs shattered as tough it had been crushed on assembly.the plastic fell away as I loosened and removed its screw. I used one of the metal tabs supplied for pad installation as a "washer" when reinstalling the battery.

The pad now responds with a crisp click, the cursor moves predictably and is no longer channeling the gestures of ghosts.

My Advice

Feed the cats before working in their space.

Keep a clear tape dispenser nearby. I make a sketch of the screw layout and tape the tiny parts to the drawing.

Tape was useful in extracting shards of plastic that fell from the broken battery tab.

A narrow strip of paper inserted in through the chassis helped guide the pad's wire ribbon up over the circuit board.The paper was removed once the ribbon found its path.