Trackpad adjusting tool

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  1. terra macrumors member

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    Hi everyone,

    Which tool do I need to get to adjust the trackpad on a macbook 15 inch from 2009 and where can I order it?

    There is a star shaped screw in the back.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm pretty sure that single screw on the bottom of the trackpad takes a T6 torx, not one of the pentalobe tools.
    Much easier to find...

    iFixit doesn't appear to have a repair guide that takes you through those ~2009 trackpads.

    The best adjustment "tool" for those, believe it or not, are post-it notes.
    Find Apple's service manual for that, such as here
     
  7. terra thread starter macrumors member

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    I think youre right!could you elaborate a l;ittle on the post it note use..?
     
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    Yes, Apple's service manual tells you how to do that, even has pictures (actually drawings, but it's pretty clear.)
     

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