MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2012) Trackpad

$89.95

Product code: IF188-084-1
Apple Part #: 923-0124

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MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2012) Trackpad

$89.95

Product code: IF188-084-1
Apple Part #: 923-0124

Product Overview

Boss your computer around with a new Trackpad!

Compatibility

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  • MacBook Air 13" (Mid 2012)

Product Details

  $89.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Compatibility

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012
1.8 GHz (Mid 2012)
2.0 GHz (Mid 2012)
 

Stories

My Problem

I spilled coffee on the trackpad and keyboard

My Fix

I used the guide for replacing a top case in order to take apart the computer. Based off of advice I read, I cleaned the parts with 91% isopropyl alcohol. The keyboard cable was crusted in coffee, as was the entire trackpad. I cleaned these off with the alcohol and a baby toothbrush. After putting it back together, the keyboard worked perfectly, but the trackpad was still wonky (wouldn't click and cursor jumped around). I ordered a new trackpad from the ifixit store and used the guide to replace it, and now the computer works perfectly!!

Apple quoted me $755 to "fix" my computer. I did it myself for about $130.

My Advice

The process of taking the Macbook Air apart was a lot easier than I thought it would be. It was just a bit time-consuming. Definitely use the pentalobe screwdriver- I stripped some screws because I was overeager while waiting for my screwdriver to come in the mail, and had to go to a computer repair store to get them back out to replace the trackpad (they were super nice and didn't charge me anything for removing the screws).

Be careful not to over-tighten the screws that keep the battery in place. I cracked the plastic a bit this way.