Topcase or Ribbon Cable?

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

  1. KushPizzaSleep macrumors newbie

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    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

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    It'd be worth seeing if you can find a replacement cable just to check. Top cases are expensive.
     
  3. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

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    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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