MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad

MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad

$79.95

$79.95

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Product Details

Features

Features

NOTE: If you have a MacBook Pro, this is not the correct trackpad for you. Apple decided to be lazy and use the A1278 model number for multiple computers.

Some options include the trackpad cable and screws. For others, you will need to transfer the mounting screws and trackpad cable from your existing trackpad. Please read the option description carefully to determine what is included with that option.

Compatibility

MacBook Unibody Model A1278
2 GHz (A1278)
2.4 GHz (A1278)

Repair Stories

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My Problem

While replacing the hard drive, I think I set off a temperature sensor related to the trackpad that stopped physical clicks from working by trying to remove a stripped screw with a soldering iron.

My Fix

Repair was easy. Some screws were different from those described in the guide (metric sizes vs non-metri . . .

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My Problem

have used ifixit site before and was very pleased with outcome

My Fix

the repair went smoothly; my trackpad repair came without the cable so i needed to swap that over so there should be a couple of pics on how to do that

My Advice

don't be afraid to tackle such a project; plenty of guides and tools available to do th . . .

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My Problem

Trackpad stopped working after I changed the hard drive and upgraded memory. Not sure why the trackpad just stopped working but it did.

My Fix

The repair took all of 15 minutes. Great advice and great instructions

My Advice

Make sure to be careful with the tiny screws and have an IFIXIT kit! It had everything I needed . . .

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My Problem

My trackpad had become extremely hard to click and took a lot of force to do any clicking. So, I decided to replace the pad and upgrade the RAM while I was inside the computer.

My Fix

The repair was simple and easy and took about 25 minutes to complete. I even did a lot of cleaning inside the computer while . . .

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My Problem

The trackpad would not klick anymore.

My Fix

Smooth! It took about 15 minutes, had no flaws, was easy...

My Advice

I would recommend magnetic screwdrivers since to me the most dangerous accident to me is loosing one of the tiny screws above the mainboard - risking that they find a place where they could damage somethi . . .

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My Problem

My trackpad was acting up and realized I could replace it.

My Fix

The repair went well. I had watched videos on replacing the pad in a Macbook Pro. It is a little different with the model I own. You need to take off the complete back of the computer as with the Pro model.

Once you have and taken out the bat . . .

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My Problem

The track pad stopped working. It wouldn't respond to clicks.

My Fix

The repair was straight forward until I got to the 1.2 mm set screw. It would not go into the hole. I applied too much pressure and it went in at a bad angle. The new track pad works but I don't have the "Apple" click.

My Advice

Be careful installing . . .

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My Problem

The trackpad went bad on my old macbook.

My Fix

Easy, except for those %#*@ little screws.

My Advice

Don't be afraid to try it.

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My Problem

Trackpad had become unresponsive and unable to click

My Fix

Fairly straight forward, new trackpad is in and working fine

My Advice

The screw at the bottom of the back of the trackpad is a pain in the ass

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My Problem

Original trackpad was acting erratic, great sometimes and doing everything else that you don't want other times. Rebooting helped, and turning off some of the functions of the trackpad helped also.

But the problem still sooner or later came back.

My Fix

Replacing the trackpad took all of 30 minutes. I just . . .

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