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Keeping a MacBook Going

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MacBook Unibody Model A1278

MacBook Unibody Model A1278 Trackpad Replacement

30 minutes - 1 hour


My Problem

My son had a 5 year old MacBook that had a broken trackpad. It is a great machine and has at least a few years left of service. Apple and an independent shop each wanted almost $350 to repair it.

My Fix

The repair went great. The video was extremely helpful, and the directions that could be printed out step by step provided a great way to keep track of the screws and hardware that had to be dismantled and put back.

My Advice

This type of repair is definitely something the average person can do. It is great to be able to independently repair something you rely on and not have to be reliant on others who will charge several times what the repair is worth.

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Tri-point Y0 Screwdriver Image
Tri-point Y0 Screwdriver


Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver Image
Tri-point Y1 Screwdriver


MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad Image
MacBook Unibody (Model A1278) Trackpad


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