How to: Fix Unresponsive Macbook Pro trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DemonicZeus, May 31, 2012.

  1. DemonicZeus, May 31, 2012
    Last edited: May 31, 2012

    DemonicZeus macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Recently, i figured out that my Macbook Pro trackpad was less responsive than 3 years ago :p
    Then i searched Google and found the fix
    I got this from because i didn't take any picture or video when i fix mine :(

    It works on Unibody Macbook Pro/Macbook that have multi-touch trackpad
    Here's the tool:
    #00 Philips Screwdriver
    Tri-Wing Screwdriver (Same one that Nintendo products use)
    T6 Hex Screwdriver

    Step by step:
    [EDIT] I have resized those pictures

    Here's a video how to do this :)

    So, i have fixed the trackpad on my MBP, remember, i am not responsible for all damage that you caused after doing this
    So please be careful.
  2. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Might want to scale those pictures down a touch.
  3. DemonicZeus thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Roger that, sir :p
  4. brdeveloper macrumors 68020


    Apr 21, 2010
    Just did this procedure and my Unibody white Macbook (late-2009) trackpad returned to work properly. It needed 3 tries until I found the proper screw position. Don't tight too much at a time because it can easily lock (and potentially break) your trackpad. My second try locked right and left physical buttons.

    Also, the correct procedure for removing the battery on the Unibody White Macbook is the following:

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