MBA 2012 13" Trackpad question

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

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    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


    Jul 24, 2009
  3. cyber16, Mar 22, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014

    cyber16 macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2013
    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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