MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad

$79.95

Product code: IF160-049
Apple Part #: 922-9014

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MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad

$79.95

Product code: IF160-049
Apple Part #: 922-9014

Product Overview

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

Identify your Mac

  • 2 or 2.4 GHz Unibody (Model No. A1278) 13" MacBooks

Product Details

$79.95 New / With Screws / With Plates

 

Condition:

New

$49.95 Used / Without Screws

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

 

Compatibility

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

Stories

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.

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

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 followed the pictured instructions on iFixit. Trackpad works great now.

My Advice

Only problem one would run into is not having the right tools. I borrowed the correct tools and had no problems with the change out.

My Problem

Trackpad's "clicker" button worked intermitently. Dragging-and-dropping had begun to feel mostly like just dropping.

My Fix

The tutorial was great, after reading it I felt confident enough to perform the task blindfolded. Loved all the pictures and markups. The repair went pretty smooth, though some of the suggested tools were wrongly sized. The Philips P00 that was recommended felt over-sized and I believe should have been a P000. I also felt the Y1 recommended was undersized and should have been a Y2.

My Advice

I got the economy drivers and was unimpressed. While they did work for the job I wouldn't want to use them again for fear of stripping screws. I used the "add tools to cart" feature and missed the premium option. Next time I will get the nicer versions.

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 the set screw. If I could do it again I wouldn't have removed the old set screw. Thanks for your help and guides. They were great.

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 battery there are only 2 of the small clamps holding it in as the other side has tabs. i also needed to take off the thin bar that runs across the entire Macbook and the small black piece in order to get it installed properly. Otherwise it was difficult to get the part that plugs into the board up where it needs to go. Once in you need to adjust the large screw at the one end to a comfortable "click" level. Just turn it until you hear a distinct click when pressing the right or left corners.

My Advice

Get a kit for repairing Apple iPhones, and other Apple devices. It will have a small 3 pointed driver that will turn the tiny tiny screws that hold on the clamps that hold the track pad in place.

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 and I did not get frustrated!

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 I had it open to remove dust and grime.

My Advice

The big ah-ha moment for me came when I installed the new trackpad and felt that great clicking sound again. It worked great until I reassembled the entire computer and found that the new trackpad wouldn't click either. After a few minutes of troubleshooting, I found that my battery had swollen and was pressing against the trackpad preventing it from clicking. I ordered a new battery and all is well. Bottom line, check your battery for swelling before you replace your trackpad.

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 something else.

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 the job