MBA 2012 13" Trackpad question

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vjicecool, Mar 22, 2014.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    My MBA 2012 13" trackpad is damaged and acting sticky when moving the cursor. SO i am planning to replace the trackpad. Found one one the ebay for cheap :D
    but it is mentioned on the desc as 2011, can i still install it on my 2012 MBA
    is there a significat diff?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. cyber16, Mar 22, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014

    cyber16 macrumors 6502

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    The parts are NOT the same.
    The track pad interface is USB, on the underside of the trackpad is a pcb controller board, this board has the chips & logic for both the trackpad and the KEYBOARD. If you look at a 2011 keyboard you will find that the media and function keys are different as well as some missing such as the 2012 & 1013 do not have a eject key. Will it work, yes, all top keys will be shifted over to the right one and then you will lose the vol + key plus some function keys at the very left
    Get the right trackpad.

    Edit: my apologies
    Now that I think of it, maybe the 2011 will work, maybe it was the 2010 that also did not have backlit keyboard and the top keys were different. I don't have a 2011 on hand to compare. Therefore be sure to look at the top keys of a 2011 prior to purchasing the trackpad.
     

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