MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Mid 2009 through 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 through 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.

Feel confident in your purchase - all of our Used Trackpads are cosmetically inspected and functionally tested in house and come with a 1 year warranty. Help extend the life of your computer with a used trackpad and feel good knowing that you've part of a sustainable economy and have kept a functional part out of the landfill.

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.

$69.95 With Screws / A-Stock

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

Includes 4 mounting screws but not the set screw.

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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 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.

My Problem

The trackpad stopped recognizing most physical clicks. The Apple Store verified that the software and system were error free. They then explained my mid 2009 was considered Vintage and they no longer stocked parts or offered repair services for it.

I decided to repair it as I had previously completed an iFixit repair replacing the battery (not holding a charge) and upgrading the hard drive and there was nothing else wrong with it.

My Fix

Easy as pie. The came apart as described, and went back together just a easy.

My Advice

Have the right tools

My Problem

My wife's iPhone 5 slipped from her hand and landed right on the driveway. It had looked like it was brand new until this happened and the glass completely shattered.

My Fix

I ordered a new display from ifixit and followed the steps in the repair guide. It took about 20 minutes to complete the repair and the phone looked like it was brand new again. Even better it worked like it was brand new again!

My Advice

The repair was done by me cheaper than apple would have done it.

My Problem

The trackpad was not responding. Every now and again, given a very hard press down, a click would succeed but mostly a no click scenario.

My Fix

I was able to identify the correct make and year of my macbook as well as order the part on the iFixit website. Once the trackpad was in hand, the website was a big help once again with the how to's of the repair. A success story from beginning to end.

My Advice

Have iFixit bookmarked. It's sure to come in handy at some point or another of your macbook's life

My Problem

The trackpad was not responding. Every now and again, given a very hard press down, a click would succeed but mostly a no click scenario.

My Fix

I was able to identify the correct make and year of my macbook as well as order the part on the iFixit website. Once the trackpad was in hand, the website was a big help once again with the how to's of the repair. A success story from beginning to end.

My Advice

Have iFixit bookmarked. It's sure to come in handy at some point or another of your macbook's life

My Problem

I spilt coffee on my keyboard and luckily enough, it only affected the trackpad, but made it so the curser was going crazy all the time, making it unusable. I almost gave up because I thought there would be tons of repairs, but a friend told me it just needed a new track pad, so I ordered the part here...

My Fix

I had a screwdriver kit but had to borrow a tri-wing screw driver and used a flat wooden skewer as a sponger, and was able to install the trackpad perfectly. I probably would recommend getting all the proper tools, but all in all it was a lot easier than I thought! Thanks Ifixit, because I FIXED IT!!!

My Advice

you can do it!

rdsjolund's Story Photo #512971

My Problem

A person wiped off the dirty track pad with a cloth sprayed with some cleaner -- and something got into the pad and it stopped working. Even after days of drying the cursor moved erratically.

My Fix

I followed the instructions and used the Spudger and the Tri-Wing screwdriver - and a Phillips 00 that I own. No problems at all and the computer is now working fine. I did use a grounding cable to keep down static.

My Advice

Download the guide and follow the steps. Get the tools- you cannot do the job without them.

My Problem

So, I had a friend over, and we were doing some drinking, and I had my Macbook (Mid 2012 Unibody) plugged up to the tv. Apparently after I went to sleep my friend started feeling sick. He ended up vomiting and I suppose he couldn't make it to the bathroom, because he ended up throwing up in the empty pizza box beside my Macbook... well... mostly... I woke up the next morning to a puddle of puke about the side of a pancake on my open computer, right on the keyboard, and by the looks of it, it'd been there for a few hours. I immediately shut it off and pulled the battery, but the damage was done. I cleaned it off and let it dry for a few days before turning it back on (amazingly, it still ran). Several keys were inactive or triggering other commands, my trackpad was being janky, my hard drive was making weird noises, my battery life had decreased by about half, and my optical drive was completely broken. I'm a working DJ, and learning music production and sound design, so obviously this was a very big issue for me.

My Fix

I ordered all the parts (at least I thought I did) and got them in the mail a few days later. I downloaded iFixit's mobile app for iphone (SUPER HANDY!) and got to work. I had to disassemble the entire machine in order to replace the upper case, and then as I was putting it back together I was able to just swap out old parts with replacements. I opted to get a hard drive caddy and swap out my optical drive with a second hard drive (now rocking 2tb of storage, it makes me very happy) since I have the external superdrive for the Macbook Air. With iFixit's guides on the app, it was a breeze from start to finish and I got it all done in a matter of hours. I consider myself a handy person, but I know nothing about computer repair, so for me to be able to flawlessly repair it to fully functioning status was a pretty great feeling. Couldn't have done it without the step by step guide with greatly detailed pictures. I discovered a couple days later that my airport/bluetooth card was also damaged by the incident, which is not a huge deal, just an inconvenience and I plan on replacing it when I get my next paycheck.

My Advice

If you're replacing your upper case on the Unibody model A1278 (not sure about other models) the guide doesn't mention it, but you need to pull the battery level indicator off of your old upper case and transfer it to the new one. Another thing I didn't know that fortunately didn't bite me in the hind quarters, was the risk of static shock. I didn't know this was a thing, but a simple static shock discharged from your body to your computer's sensitive inner parts can practically destroy your computer, so before going into your computer's innards, make sure to look up online how to ground yourself so that you don't risk killing your beloved computer. Lastly, if you decide that you also want to replace your optical drive with a second hard drive and intend to use apple's external superdrive, be aware that the drive was only intended for use with Apple computers that do not originally have an optical drive, so it's not a "plug and play" accessory. You have to go online and find directions for rewriting one of the scripts so that it will allow the drive to be used, just be careful because an incorrect sudo script can seriously mess up your computer.

OH! And for the love of all things holy and unholy alike, MAKE SURE YOU KEEP ALL THE SCREWS SEPARATE AND WITH THEIR RESPECTIVE COMPONENT! I cannot stress this enough. You will save yourself a major headache. I used sandwich bags and labeled them with a sharpie.

My Problem

The battery expanded severely causing the trackpad to pop out the the frame

My Fix

Very simple install. Directions were fantastic. Took about 15 minutes

My Advice

Look up the directions and order the tools.

Matt Meola's Story Photo #480139

My Problem

Trackpad was acting cray-zay - cursor would jitter and jump around, open mission control (3 finger swipe gesture), randomly scroll (2 finger gesture) etc.

Confirmed it was only the trackpad by using a mouse and turning the trackpad off. No known spills and the battery wasn't bloated.

My Fix

Easy peasy. Took ~30-40 minutes to replace the trackpad, dust out the inside, swap in a SSD, and pop some new ram in. Machine is like new.

My Advice

Check the clicking action on your trackpad once you have it screwed in place and before you reassemble anything. There's an adjustment torx screw on the front facing underside of the trackpad. In my case, the trackpad was just flopping around not clicking and I had to tigten the adjustment screw a bit.