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Macbook Pro Trackpad Replacement | Detailed Guide

Introduction:

In this guide we will learn How to replace trackpad on MacBook Pro? Replacing Trackpad on a MacBook is very Easy Whether it’s a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air Or simple MacBook. Remember that your MacBook is not just a computing machine, it is an important part of your life. It is not just only used for entertainment, it can be used for your office work, homeworks, in university, college and also in school for doing your work easily. But when any fault occurs don’t worry we are here for you. So let’s start our macbook pro trackpad replacement. To complete the replacement trackpad for macbook pro you have to follow this detailed guide. Just relax and follow this detailed guide.

Why Do You Need to Replace the Trackpad?

When the trackpad of your MacBook is not functioning Properly and you feel that your work is not going on your MacBook because of the trackpad. When these issues are occurring you have to change the trackpad of your MacBook.

Things you Need:

A Screwdriver 

You need a screwdriver to open the case of your Macbook. You just need to first observe the screws of the MacBook and Buy a new screwdriver of that type. 

The screwdriver you need for battery is #0 tri-lobe.

The screwdriver for trackpad is #00 Phillips and Torx T6.

A P5 Pentalobe screwdriver.

A T5 Torx screwdriver

A T3 Torx screwdriver

You can easily find it from a nearby hardware  store or you can also find it online on Amazon.

A Trackpad 

Second thing you need to complete this process is a trackpad. First you have to know what’s the model of the MacBook that is to be repaired. Then buy the trackpad of that model. You can easily find it from a nearby Apple store or you can also find it online on Amazon.

 A Magnetic Project Mat

This gadget is used for removing the Upper and Lower case of the MacBook Pro easily without any damage to your device.

A Workplace (If you have)

Third, you need a place where you can easily replace trackpad on MacBook pro. A place like a workshop because this process must be carried on in a well maintained atmosphere.

Steps For Macbook Pro Trackpad Replacement

Disable Auto Boot

First step is to disable the auto boot of the MacBook Pro. Auto Boot powers on MacBook when you open it, and may be accidentally triggered during the disassembly.

Step to Disable Auto boot:

  1. Power on your MacBook Pro and launch the terminal 
  2. Copy and paste the Given command (or type it exactly like this) into the Terminal:

sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

  1. Press the [return]. If you prompted, enter the  administrator password and press the [return] again.
  2. Now you can easily Power off your MacBook Pro and replace the trackpad.

Remove Screw of Lower Case 

Use  P5 Pentalobe screwdriver to remove the six screws securing lower case of the MacBook pro, of the following millimeters:

Four screws 3.7 mm.

Two screws 7.3 mm.

Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Unclip the Lower Case of MacBook Pro

Use the magnetic project mat to unclip the lower case of MacBook Pro, Press suction handle into place near to the front edge of the lower case of MacBook pro, between screw holes.Pull up the suction handle Which is just enough to open a small gap under in the lowercase of MacBook.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove the Lower Case

After giving a small gap under the lowercase of the MacBook pro. Remove the lowercase with the help of an opening pick. Just slide the opening pick around all the edges of the lowercase. By following this step you can easily remove the lowercase.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove the Battery Board Sticker  

Next step is Remove the battery board sticker. Peel up and remove an insulating sticker covering the battery board of the MacBook pro, on the edge of a logic board near to the battery. If the cover does not peel up easily, apply heat with a hair dryer,iOpener, or with the help of a heat gun to soften the adhesive that is under the sticker, and try again to remove the sticker.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Disconnect the Battery Board Data Cable

Use a spudger pry tool to gently pry up the locks of the flap on the ZIF connector of the battery board data cable. Then disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it from the socket on the logic board of the MacBook.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove Battery Board Data Cable

After disconnecting the battery board data cable the next step is to remove the battery board data cable. Slide cable from the socket and remove it completely.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Disconnect the Battery of MacBook

Use a T5 Torx screwdriver tool to remove the 6.7 mm screw that is securing the power connector of the battery. Then use a spudger to lift the power connector of the battery, then disconnect the battery.  The battery must be less than 25% because it’s  a lithium-ion battery if any puncture occurs it may be explosive.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove the Trackpad Cable Connector Bracket

After removing the battery from the MacBook you can easily access the trackpad. So the next step is to remove the trackpad cable connector bracket.Use a T3 Torx screwdriver to unscrew the two 1.8 mm screws that are securing the cover bracket of  the keyboard and the trackpad cable connector. Remove the connector bracket.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Disconnect the Trackpad Cable

After removing the trackpad cable connector the next step is to disconnect the trackpad cable with the help of a spudger from the logic board.carefully remove the trackpad cable from the logic board. Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove Trackpad Assembly Screws

After the disconnection of the trackpad from the logic board we have to remove the trackpad to install the new one. First remove the trackpad assembly screws with the help of a T5 Torx screwdriver. There are 13 screws which are holding the trackpad.

9(Nine) 5.8 mm screws and 4(Four) 4.9 mm screws. These screws look similar, don’t mix them.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Remove Trackpad

After removing all of the screws gently remove the trackpad from the MacBook. Swing the display and  open slightly, but keep the upside of the MacBook down. The trackpad assembly should be separate and lay flat on a display.Carefully observe the trackpad’s ribbon cable by its  slot in the body.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Replace the Trackpad

You have successfully removed the faulty trackpad. The next step is to replace the trackpad with a brand new trackpad. And put the 13 screw back to the trackpad.

Note: Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Reassemble the MacBook

After you installed the trackpad, reassemble your MacBook. You have to install all of the connectors back on your Macbook pro. Reinstall the battery  and other accessories back to your MacBook pro.Remember, complete this whole process gently to reduce any chances of accidents and damage to your device.

Power On your MacBook

After you resembled your MacBook. Power On your MacBook  and check that your trackpad is working correctly. If it is working correctly congratulations you have successfully replaced the trackpad of your MacBook pro. If any other problem  occurs. Please consult a professional. For the solution and try to find on the internet about that problem.

FAQ’s:

How Much Does the Macbook Pro Trackpad Replacement Cost?

It depends on the model of the MacBook you are using. The price of general MacBook price is approximately :

Trackpad$95.92 ($17.60 credit)

What Thing Do I Need to Replace Trackpad on Macbook Pro?

A Screwdriver of different types which are given above.

A trackpad of a specific model of the MacBook.

A magnetic project mat for safe working.

A workshop if you have one.

Is it Safe to Replacement Trackpad For MacBook Pro at Home?

Yes it is safe to replace the trackpad at home whether you are a professional or not. If you don’t want to replace the trackpad by yourself you can replace it from a nearby apple store or any other professional.

How to Replace the Trackpad on MacBook Air?

Changing the trackpad of the MacBook Air is similar to the MacBook pro. Follow the detailed guide to replace the trackpad.

How to Replace the Trackpad on a MacBook?

Changing the trackpad of the MacBook  is similar to the MacBook pro and Air. Follow the detailed guide to replace the trackpad.

Conclusion: 

In conclusion, Macbook Pro Trackpad Replacement  we had explored all necessary steps to replace the trackpad on a MacBook whether it’s a MacBook Pro , Air And general MacBook.

For completing this process the things you need and the price of the trackpad. We covered the steps to complete this process. It’s a very unique way to complete this process. Whether you are a pro or not. 

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