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Trackpad installation shortcut was great

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MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Trackpad Replacement

Moderate

My Problem

The trackpad seemed to have become possessed. It began running the computer the way it wanted to - deleting files, opening programs - whatever struck its fancy.

My Fix

I chose to go with the shortcut and leave the existing cable intact so that I didn't have to take out the motherboard. The previous hint was a great help. Just using the spudger to gently pry the ribbon cable off the trackpad worked wonderfully. Getting the cable back into place just needed gentle nudging.

My Advice

Thanks SO much to ifixit for this website. I'm much more confident about making repairs - certainly replacing parts is a breeze because of them.

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Spudger

$2.95

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009 - Mid 2012) Trackpad Image
MacBook Pro 15" Unibody (Mid 2009 - Mid 2012) Trackpad

$84.95

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