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Just like other Force Touch implementations we've seen, the trackpad rests on four springy metal tabs, secured with clear adhesive pads.

The only way to separate the trackpad and get a closer look is to cut through the adhesive. Unfortunately, that's also the only way to replace a damaged trackpad surface.

With the glue cut, let's get a look at what was hiding between the aluminum trackpad frame and the trackpad surface.

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