Modding a MB Air with a MB Pro Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by onedamngoal, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. onedamngoal macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Would it be possible to remove the Trackpad/Button from the MB Air and install the Full-Sized Trackpad from a MB Pro. Has anyone else thought about this?
  2. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2009
    I don't know how this would work thickness wise, I think it may be too thick to fit with the room inside the Air.
  3. potdude macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2007
    Do you want to know who has thought about this? Apple has and the fact that the Macbook Air doesn't come with a glass trackpad answers your question.

  4. ayeying macrumors 601


    Dec 5, 2007
    Yay Area, CA
    Just because Apple doesn't put one in doesn't exactly means it won't work. There might be issues, but unless someone try it, it's not fact its just speculation.
  5. fs454 macrumors 68000

    Dec 7, 2007
    Los Angeles / Boston
    I wish there was an option of having the MBA trackpad and button on the MBPs.

    I hate the glass buttonless trackpad :/
  6. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

    Feb 5, 2008
    NYC - Manhattan
    I would love to see this mod work, after getting used to the buttonless trackpad of my MBP the rattely cheesy button on the MBA seems like a primitive relic! :)

    here's hoping for the new trackpad in the next generation MBA!
  7. prodigee macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    The reason the current MBA's don't have them is because Apple could not fit the mechanism for it in at the thickness that the MBA is. I am sure that if Apple could have put in there they would have but right now there is no way of doing it without increasing the thickness of the machine.

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