Topcase or Ribbon Cable?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by KushPizzaSleep, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. KushPizzaSleep macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    I am having trouble with my 2007 Macbook pro. The trackpad and keyboard are unresponsive often, as it seems to happen randomly. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. If I take the battery out though it always works which I find odd. The apple store told me I need a new topcase... but isn't it more likely it is just a faulty ribbon cable? Thanks!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    It'd be worth seeing if you can find a replacement cable just to check. Top cases are expensive.
  3. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    Just replace your battery. It's probably starting to expand and push on the underside of your trackpad/track button.

    It also may be slowly disconnecting the keyboard ribbon cable. That's under the plastic box under the battery

    That's why when it's running without battery it's fine. Yay

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