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    Replacing Trackpad

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    Replacing Trackpad
    Amigos,

    My wife has a MacBook 13.3" MC207LL/A. I bought it for her November 2009. The trackpad is slowly (but surely) taking a huge turn for the worst. Basically any function (click, drag, slide, etc.) does not work other than at the dead center of the pad.

    I am inclined to believe it is not a software problem whatsoever (I could be wrong.. I'm not a doctor). After hours of researching the issue I've come up with the two potential problems plaguing this machine. The battery is 'distorted' resulting in stressed circuitry within the trackpad... I don't really think this is the issue (again, I could be wrong). I believe the trackpad just needs replacing.

    I've found one here:

    MacBook 13" Unibody Trackpad

    Could someone please confirm this is the correct trackpad.

    Furthermore, I have no idea how to put this thing in. I know you have to remove the battery to get to the trackpad itself. The only thing is, this particular model of MacBook is a paaaaiiiin. The battery doesn't just... pop out. One has to rip the thing apart to do so.. And here is where I get hung up.

    Anyone out there gone through this before? I sure could use a step-by-step guide on replacing this. Thank you all in advance.

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    Replacing Trackpad
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    iMac 27" C2D 8Gb, MBP I5, 2010 15" HD 4Gb, MacMini Server C2D, 4Gb Snow Leopard everywhere
    Looks like it'd be the correct model.

    As for how to replace it - no idea - but a quick trip here might help...

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    Replacing Trackpad
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    Have you made an attempt to see if an Apple Store would repair it?

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    Replacing Trackpad

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    That's exactly the sort of thing I am looking for darkslide! Thank you!

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    Replacing Trackpad

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Have you made an attempt to see if an Apple Store would repair it?
    Seriously. There's no way that model could not be under full warranty.

    Okay, well, once he rips it apart, it won't be.

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    Replacing Trackpad

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    The Closest Apple Store is a four hour drive south...

    Anyway, got her switched out. Works like a charm now. Had to order a tri-wing screwdriver in addition to the trackpad.

    Thanks again for the help everybody.

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    Replacing Trackpad
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    Thanks for posting back and letting us know. I might point out to you that although the Apple Store is 4 hours away, you can always ship the unit to them to be repaired or use the nearest authorized Apple reseller. (Best Buy)

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