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  1. #1
    An idiot repairing a trackpad
    Hi,

    I'm the idiot! In a rush I've taken apart my MacBook pro 2015 (A1398)

    Cleaned the trackpad, all working! However I can't remember where the metal bracket shown in the picture should go!


    Help!

    Thanks in advancedIMG_8328.jpg

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    An idiot repairing a trackpad
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Keller, Texas
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
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    Welcome to our forums.

    Check with iFixit: The Free Repair Manual to see if they are any help. They have numerous take apart instructions with picture details.

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    An idiot repairing a trackpad
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    Jan 23, 2009
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    Born in Scotland, Worked in Scotland then England, Now live in Wales
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    iMac 5K Retina 27", August 2019, 3.6GHz Intel Core i9, Memory 32GB, 2TB SSD, macOS Mojave 10.14.6
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    Even more interesting is that you have a one penny coin. As you're from the UK, that just might be worth more than your MacBook Pro!

    Ian
    Ian

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    An idiot repairing a trackpad
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    Nov 16, 2009
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    North Louisiana, USA
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    2.8 GHz 2008 MacBook Pro 10.11, 8 GB mem, iPhone XS, 2015 iMac 16 GB 10.14.4 beta
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    This is one of those times where having a digital camera comes in handy during the teardown. Great way to document where things go as you go along. Of course I always think of that after everything is back together and I have screws left over
    “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.”
    Kevin Durant

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    An idiot repairing a trackpad
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    Aug 02, 2011
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    Tyneside, UK
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    MBP Retina mid 2015 15.4" 16GB 2.5 GHz OS Mojave; iPhone 7 128gb; iPad Mini 2, 32gb
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    Ever faithfull You Tube has a video YouTube

    Cheek, Ian!!
    Sue

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