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Hier wird der Austausch des Trackpads gezeigt.

    • Bevor du anfängst, fahre dein MacBook herunter. Schließe das Display und lege dein MacBook mit der Unterseite nach oben auf eine weiche Unterlage.

    • Benutze einen P5 Pentalobe-Schraubendreher, um folgende zehn Schrauben zu entfernen, mit denen das untere Gehäuse befestigt ist:

    • Zwei 9 mm Schrauben

    • Acht 2,6 mm Schrauben

    Pulling the fan cable out was terrifying but you actually just pull on the cable itself. No way to get any leverage at the connector to dislodge it. Did come out easily but like I said, scared me!

    allison - Antwort

    Draai de schroefjes voorzichtig los en leg ze op een stabiele plek neer en let erop dat de schroefje een verschillende lengte hebben.

    bwgvanderveer - Antwort

    I thought I could replace my 256 Gb SSD with 512? regards

    ola m - Antwort

    Do you have good Test Point Voltages? It appears there are silver colored Test points on the I/O Board. I am working on a water spill and trying to troubleshoot if both the I/O board and the Logic need replaced.

    andrew - Antwort

    It's probably not necessary but may be a little safer to completely discharge the old battery before replacing it.

    Larry Smith - Antwort

    tell a model that was not inferior to the speed of the one in the laptop.

    Thank you

    ilyabuhov - Antwort

    Do i need to order tools separately to replace the battery i just ordered?

    anne uhlir - Antwort

    im looking for a Logic Board for a

    Apple - MacBook Air® - 13.3" Display - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Flash Storage (Latest Model) - Silver Model: MQD32LL/A

    Any help is appreciated.

    Jamie Comstock - Antwort

    P5 pentalobe screwdrivers are too big! The correct size for these screws are p4 pentalobe. P5 pentalobe was just able, with difficulty, to turn some of the screws. If the screws were at all tight, my p5 was unable to get them out, and started to strip the screws. A p4 screwdriver fit better and removed the screws with ease. (I was using high quality Wiha brand screwdrivers.)

    William Skinner - Antwort

    I had same experience (with MacBook Air 13-inch Mid-2012) … had to get P4, which worked swimmingly

    eric -

    Very simple installation. The screwdriver heads were exactly what we’re needed, one head for the outside case screws, the other for the screws holding the battery in place. The computer started right up. Now to see how the battery holds up, but I have a good feeling about this!

    Dennis Eaton - Antwort

    My P5 and the T5 worked perfectly with my early 2015 Air 13”! And it is super fast! Thank you iFixit!

    Pennny Beach - Antwort

    The supplied kit and instructions worked perfectly!

    Nikolay Andreev - Antwort

    Comments that the P5 pentalobe are too large are absolutely spot-on. There is no way the P5 pentalobe bit I have will work with the MacBook Air without destroying the screws. Hard target search for P4 pentalobe bit in progress…..

    joemoog - Antwort

    Bonjour j’aimerais changer mon SSD de 128 Go pour en mettre un de 512 Go. Je ne sais pas ce qu’il faut prendre car il faut qu’il soit compatible avec le macbook air A1466. J’aurais vu un Samsung Evo 970 500 Go mais si je ne me trompe pas, il faut un adaptateur.

    Merci pour votre aide.

    chicco33 - Antwort

    oui, vous aurez besoin d’un adaptateur, pour completez le changement.

    Dan -

    The tool kit should include tweezers for re-inserting the battery connector.

    Andre Clement - Antwort

    P5 pentalobe worked perfectly for me. Instructions were spot-on. Antenna connections were a bit fiddly to refit but got them in ok.

    michaelquinnell - Antwort

    Maybe the problem some are experiencing is that the designations are confusing (blame Apple rather than iFixit). the P2 is also known as PL1. The P5 is also known as PL4. The P6 is also known as PL5. So it is possible to mistake the P6 (PL5) for the P5 (PL4), meaning it (P6-PL5) will be too big, while the P5 (PL4) will be just right. Sort of a 3 Bears explanation, but it is very confusing.

    Thomas Lewis - Antwort

    To add to this. In searching for the P5 screwdriver to buy in UK, as far as I can tell, it is also known as

    Pentalobe 1.2(mm)

    also

    P4 = 0.8

    P6 = 1.5

    Just unscrewed the back case of MacBook Air 13” mid 2011, with no problems using Pentalobe 1.2

    nijafe -

    I have not replaced a display on the A1369 but have done many A1466 which is a newer 13” model. They seem really similar and its not clear why one needs to remove the logic board to remove the display. The antenna cables on the A1466 dont have to rest under the logic board but can be tucked in the hinge crevice. Cant this same thing be done with the A1369?

    Sean Love - Antwort

    Did mine today - but new battery wasnt charging. Went back in and noticed the battery connector cable was not quite 100% “seated. It was sticking out by less than a millimetre! - you need to give it quite a firm push in to get it seated properly. Otherwise - all ok .

    John Brennand - Antwort

    Just installed on a MacBookAir6,2 (13-inch, Early 2014).

    Was very easy.

    New iFixit battery looks great so far:

    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4922 -> 7333

    Jonathan Cross - Antwort

    can you tell me which size of screwdrivers you’ve used to crack it up, please? I have the same model and size,

    hawk_lpc -

    Screw P5 Pentalobe 1.2

    Mario Verlent - Antwort

    Install went flawlessly. Only challange was reattaching blue tooth antennas. Those sockets are so tiny.

    Joel Sebastian - Antwort

    Installation was a little challenging at first because the instructions on this site did not perfectly match my model (late 2013 to early 2015).

    Found this video on YouTube which described the procedure perfectly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lue6lVWh...

    Also the Ifixit kit I received was well put together with everything I needed and more. The calibration went perfectly and I am very pleased. Will buy again!!

    Donald Niamath - Antwort

    Gently pulled out connector of old battery, then pressed and held the power switch for 1 minute. Unscrewed and removed the old battery. Pressed and held power switch for 1 minute again. I know from previous work that this helps drain charge from spontaneous recharging as the dielectric recovers. Gently “fine tuned” leads from new battery to connector till connector stuck out at right angle to the edge of battery. Held the battery by the edges and let the connector slide into the socket. Set the battery down and put the screws in all the way. Then checked that the connector was completely seated before tightening the screws. The laptop come on immediately and showed 98% charge and registered normal (checked in “About this Mac”. Very happy to this point. Now for calibration.

    Amir Zaidi - Antwort

    Thank you very much for the guilde. My MBA2011 had reborn !

    Billy Wong - Antwort

    Allow for electrostatics, otherwise you may cook components on the logicboard /motherboard (like I did with one of these!)

    See great advice: Electrostatic Discharge

    Fletcher Cole - Antwort

    … und wenn du eines von diesen wirklich kleinen Schräubchen vermisst: bevor du den Boden aufkehrst oder mit einem starken Magneten absuchst, schau mal am seitlichen (magnetischen) Ladekabelanschluss nach … ?

    ... and if you miss one of these really small screws: before you sweep the floor or search it with a strong magnet, take a look at the (magnetic) charging cable connection on the side … ?

    Blatt - Antwort

  1. Löse das hintere Gehäuse vom Air, indem du mit den Fingerspitzen zwischen Display und Gehäuse gehst und es nach oben ziehst.
    • Löse das hintere Gehäuse vom Air, indem du mit den Fingerspitzen zwischen Display und Gehäuse gehst und es nach oben ziehst.

    • Entferne das hintere Gehäuse und lege es beiseite.

    There is a nub on the inside of the case which is attached to the battery. When you try to pull it open, it appears to be attached to the plastic casing of the battery, which sometimes splits. I gently unhooked the nub from the battery before removing the case fully. This seems to happen if the battery has suffered some drop damage (plastic parts broken around screws and parts of plastic frame split). Just an FYI in case your lower case doesn't pull away easily.

    Jeannie Crowley - Antwort

    To add - the slim 1cm tab “nub” is on the centre of the back cover & fits into a hole in the battery frame. I ran my fingers around the whole of the cover to eventually here it click out.

    nijafe -

    When closing this back up make sure that the antenna cable is tucked away neatly

    Gabriel - Antwort

    So this is a legit back cover for MacBook Air?

    ASHANTI SMITH - Antwort

    What about disconnecting the battery?

    Luke Grimes - Antwort

    I bought the part and tools from iFixit and followed the directions. The mechanical part went smoothly - maybe 10 minutes to disassemble/replace/reassemble.

    Getting Catalina (the current MacOS) to install was not working until I used Cmd-Opt-R (as noted in the OWC paper sheet that came in the box) which brought up the proper installer - I believe from a pre-prepared bootable SD card but it’s hard to say. From there the install succeeded taking ~1.5 hours.

    Beware that (a) the install requires a working internet connection for verification and updates, and (b) the system must have been running at least macOs 10.13 (High Sierra) before the install in order to have an EFI BIOS that recognizes the SSD.

    Lance Berc - Antwort

    As noted by others, be a bit careful removing the lower case. There is an oblong black plastic locator very near the center of the lower case. Unless you gently pry the bottom cover pretty much straight up, you will break the ends off of the locater.

    BobY - Antwort

  2. Ziehe die Plastiklasche, die am Stecker des Akkus hängt, in Richtung der vorderen Kante des MacBooks, um den Akku vom Logic Board zu trennen. Der Stecker darf nicht nach oben gezogen werden, während du ihn vom Anschluss trennst.
    • Ziehe die Plastiklasche, die am Stecker des Akkus hängt, in Richtung der vorderen Kante des MacBooks, um den Akku vom Logic Board zu trennen.

    • Der Stecker darf nicht nach oben gezogen werden, während du ihn vom Anschluss trennst.

    The guide says: "Grab the clear plastic pull tab attached to the battery connector and pull it toward the front edge of the Air to disconnect the battery from the logic board", but the battery model that I was replacing did not have a clear plastic pull tab at all...

    The battery model shown in this guide is: A1405

    I was installing battery model: A1406

    A1406 has the following connector:

    Top:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    Bottom:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    By looking at the bottom of the new battery I saw how it could be removed. Simply by a gentle upward movement. I very, very carefully nudged it a bit upwards using a screwdriver on the left and right side, as shown here:

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4122/...

    It came out fairly easy, luckily!

    (And yes, I also cleaned up this MacBook before closing it again. It was a bit hairy in a literal way. Electronics and pets is not the best combination. ;-) )

    This was a great guide!

    wil - Antwort

    I think you may have been reading the wrong guide by mistake.

    Looking at the various MacBook Air battery replacement guides, all of the 13" models show the connector depicted in this guide. All of the 11" models (e.g. MacBook Air 11" Mitte 2012 Akku tauschen) show a connector like the one in your photos.

    shamino -

    The 13 inch's tab is a bit more difficult to reinstall than uninstall. Delicate care is needed.

    Andrew Ruble - Antwort

    I agree with Andrew and Joes. I also found that the trickiest part was to pull the tap back when reinstalling the new battery. A special hint at this point in the guide would be nice.

    Alexander Kluge -

    This is the tricky part if there is one. Just pull back towards the battery and not up.

    Joe Wasser - Antwort

    hello there, My macbook air does not recognize a battery connected, anymore.

    It looks like I damaged the connectors while trying to connect the battery back, although it does not look damaged. I must say, I tried a little force to squeeze the connector in the middle instead of the edge. May have damaged the connector ?

    Once, after this, the MBA recognized my battery when pressed the connectors edge to the pins on the board. However, this did not last long and my MBA does not recognize the battery anymore. Any solutions on how I can fix this ? Please help.

    Samy Palaniappan - Antwort

    Had the same issue where my Macbook did not recognize the battery on the first try. I opened it back up and re-seated the connector and that fixed the problem. That particular connector does not seem to have a positive engagement. It does not appear to seat all the way down. It’s charging now and I hope it will remain stable and connected as I travel.

    Paul Tornatta - Antwort

    When we were putting the new battery in, it was easier to fit the tab back on and then fit the battery in place. I had someone helping me and they held the new battery up whilst I pushed the tab in. It was quite tight, and I ended up easing it in with the tip of a screwdriver on each edge in turn.

    Shimbo - Antwort

    The plastic pull tab broke off with the tiny tug I gave it (Mid-2011 Air). I just unscrewed the battery and carefully pulled out the connector when I had the extra room.

    Sam Kernot - Antwort

    for my 11inch mac air [mid 2011] the connecter is connected vertically and not horizontally - so you need to pull up, not back. thanks to Will for the links to the illustrations that made that clear. Getting the connecter to release was the hardest part of the job - otherwise, it was just removing screws.

    Jim Kemper - Antwort

    I had same as above you have to be very sure on your screen size as the battery disconnect looks a little different and I used the 11 inch steps on the link provided which worked perfectly! thanks

    Jim Lukens - Antwort

    Successful battery change on Macbook Air 13 mid-2012.

    After screwing in the new battery, I couldn't connect it to the motherboard. I was afraid of damaging the connection and the rest of the components.

    So it seemed easier to me to unscrew the new battery, then plug it in and finally screw it back in one last time. I think that this step lacks a point of precision in terms of reassembly.

    Otherwise, it's a good tutorial, thank you very much!

    Steve Baudron - Antwort

    **Note during this step how the cable flexes. With the new battery you will need to carefully bend your new connector to be able to flex in the same way, which is easier to do before you install the battery. in fact, i agree with other comments that for re-install it is easier carefully hold the battery up a bit (to keep it off the trackpad components), and install the plug as you are moving the battery up into place. This will limit the amount the cable needs to flex and take that pressure off the connector to the logic board.

    llcoreyll - Antwort

    In line with some other comments, I found it helpful to connect the cable before putting the new battery into place. That way I could aim the cable straight into the receptacle, and the wires folded appropriately into their small space when I put the battery in position and screwed it down.

    Katherine Williams - Antwort

  3. Entferne die folgenden fünf Schrauben, die den Akku am Gehäuse befestigen:
    • Entferne die folgenden fünf Schrauben, die den Akku am Gehäuse befestigen:

    • Drei 6,3 mm Torx T5 Schrauben

    • Zwei 2,4 mm Torx T5 Schrauben

    Les couleurs ne me semblent pas justes.

    drixe - Antwort

    The screw heads are made of a soft butter like chinese metal and will easily get f*cked up. take care when reinstalling to not mess them up.

    John Hamilton - Antwort

    les couleur sont justes; die rot markierten Schrauben oben und mitte sind länger als die unteren.

    I had used the P5 driver there, too (just gently put the bit into the screws and see that’ll fit.

    jmhoraze - Antwort

    The battery doesn’t actually need to come out for this repair if you’re confident working in tight spaces.

    J Kemp - Antwort

    Ich habe ein Problem die Schrauben von dem Akku mit dem gelieferten Schraubenzieher-Set rauszudrehen. Nur die Schraube in der Mitte konnte ich rausdrehen. Brauche ich einen anderen Schraubenzieher? Sollen die beiden Schraubenzieher aus dem mitgelieferten Set zu den Akku-Schrauben passen? Danke für eure Hilfe im Voraus! Alex

    Alex - Antwort

    Ich habe das Problem gelöst! Akku ist eingebaut. Mein Mac Air läuft wieder!

    Danke!

    Alex

    Alex - Antwort

  4. Achte darauf, den Akku nicht zu quetschen und die vier Polymer-Zellen möglichst nicht zu berühren.
    • Achte darauf, den Akku nicht zu quetschen und die vier Polymer-Zellen möglichst nicht zu berühren.

    • Hebe den Akku von der Seite des Logic Boards aus an und entferne ihn vorsichtig aus dem Gehäuse.

    • Wenn ein dünner Plastikfilm auf deinem Ersatzakku aufgeklebt ist, dann entferne diesen nicht vor dem Einbau des Akkus. Er ist festgeklebt und schützt den Akkupack im Inneren des MacBook.

    • Wenn du einen neuen Akku einbaust, solltest du ihn nach dem Einbau kalibrieren:

    • Lade den Akku vollständig und lasse das MacBook danach für mindestens 2 Stunden weiter eingesteckt. Verwende jetzt das MacBook, bis es wegen geringem Akkustand von selbst in den Standby-Modus geht. Warte jetzt noch mindestens 5 Stunden, bevor du das MacBook wieder auf 100% auflädst.

    • Wenn nach dem Einbau des neuen Akkus Probleme auftreten, kann es helfen, den SMC zurückzusetzen.

    Quick note about the replacement battery, if you bought from iFixit and the battery sections have a thin film over them, peel them off. They're to protect the battery during transit, and if you leave them on they might cause heating issues.

    Here is a link to my question about it: Replacement battery has thin film on each section do I need to remove? plus, I just got an email from iFixit customer support that it needs to be removed.

    dpchoung - Antwort

    thank you for the help! I installed the proper batt properly following the advice from here;-) Mahalo from Hawaii-

    zzzikaikazzz - Antwort

    Does replacement battery for Macbook Air 13" Mid 2012 works with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.3 and up?

    Benny Forsberg - Antwort

    I installed the battery (OEM Apple) for the Mac Air 2013 throygh 2015:

    1. the battery for the Mac Air 2012 throygh 2015 was stated to may have compatibility problems;

    2. lesser price;

    no problems with macOS Sierra.

    jmhoraze - Antwort

    Replaced it in no time! Thank you and cheers from Slovenia (that’s the one who beat you in hockey few days ago

    Mark Ogner - Antwort

    iFixit should really clarify whether the film covering each of the battery packs should or should not be removed. Based on dpchoung’s comment I removed this film. It was not obvious or easy to remove and as I was doing it I realized that maybe this was not a good idea as I was concerned the packs might be damaged in the removal process. I suspect most people don’t bother with this film. Later, clicking on the forum exchange I see conflicting advice. My guess is that the film provides added protection and has minimal impact on thermal issues. I am sorry I went through the bother of removing the film and hope no damage was done.

    Mark Young - Antwort

    Ich hab’ gelesen, dass neu eingebaute Batterien kalibriert werden müssen: https://www.newertech.com/batteries/powe...

    hjsalchow - Antwort

    Step 1 has an error, at least for me. I believe the 10 pentalobe screws are size P4, not P5. My Wiha P5 pentalobe screwdriver was too big for the screws, but my smaller P4 pentalobe screwdriver worked fine.

    BrianM - Antwort

    Great here. Replacement was a breeze. Thanks guys.

    DanielFerrer - Antwort

    Why should I wait 5 hours after draining the battery before charging it again?

    thomas.ss - Antwort

    It’s part of the calibration process—leaving it dead for awhile ensures that the battery drains low enough to reset the full discharge flag in the battery management system. If you skip that part, your battery may not calibrate properly. (It’ll still work fine, but the battery’s % charge status in macOS may be unreliable and/or behave in odd ways.) If you had to skip it for some reason, you can recalibrate at any time.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    After I replaced the battery, I plugged the charger in to start calibration and the computer started by itself. As soon as this happened I turned it off. Can this be an issue?

    How do I know the battery is 100% charged?

    Thank you

    tobias.a94 - Antwort

    It might be obvious to most people, but no mention of plugging in the battery connector when installing the new battery. I missed that part at first. Overall great instructions and finished quickly.

    Staci Thompson - Antwort

    It went well, thank you. One comment though, I prefer to put the connector back before installing the new battery since the cable is not flexible enough.

    ricochapuis - Antwort

    Replaced my new battery for a mid 2011 MacBook Air but now the battery icon says it’s not charging

    Mike Bridgewater - Antwort

    how do i dispose of the old battery responsibly?

    Jonathan Peters - Antwort

    Why shouldn’t I touch the lithium polymer cells? Is that on removal, too? Is it dangerous for me or just the battery (like getting finger oils on a halogen bulb)? Would it be beneficial to wear thin latex gloves?

    Andrew Greenseid - Antwort

    After Installation my MacBook does not start, but there are peep tones 3x in a row and this repeats until I press power for few seconds. Any clue what this could be?

    b.winkler343 - Antwort

    Installation was very easy. Works perfect for me and battery is now fully charged and running.

    Andreas Otte - Antwort

    Installation was a breeze thanks to your tips.

    KAT VELASQUEZ - Antwort

  5. Klappe den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Anschluss des Flachbandkabels zum Trackpad mit der Spudgerspitze oder deinem Fingernagel hoch. Achte darauf, dass du nur am scharnierartigen Sicherungsbügel hebelst, (gegenüber dem Kabel) nicht  am Anschluss selbst.
    • Klappe den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Anschluss des Flachbandkabels zum Trackpad mit der Spudgerspitze oder deinem Fingernagel hoch.

    • Achte darauf, dass du nur am scharnierartigen Sicherungsbügel hebelst, (gegenüber dem Kabel) nicht am Anschluss selbst.

    • Ziehe das Flachbandkabel zum Trackpad gerade aus seinem Anschluss in Richtung der hinteren Kante des Air.

    Thanks for this fantastic guide!!! Got an old Macbook Air working again. Only difficult spot was the ZIF cables. Man, I hate ZIF cables....

    lyleberman - Antwort

    I found it easyer to first connect the cables to the touchpad during reassabling. I could handel the tiny connectors better. After connecting the cabels I could easiely install the touchpad it self.

    Stefan Kania - Antwort

  6. Hebe das Flachbandkabel zur Tastatur mit einer Hand an und klappe gleichzeitig den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Anschluss des Tastaturkabels mit der Spudgerspitze oder deinem Fingernagel hoch. Achte darauf, dass du nur am scharnierartigen Sicherungsbügel hebelst, nicht  am Anschluss selbst.
    • Hebe das Flachbandkabel zur Tastatur mit einer Hand an und klappe gleichzeitig den Sicherungsbügel am ZIF Anschluss des Tastaturkabels mit der Spudgerspitze oder deinem Fingernagel hoch.

    • Achte darauf, dass du nur am scharnierartigen Sicherungsbügel hebelst, nicht am Anschluss selbst.

    • Ziehe das Flachbandkabel zur Tastatur gerade aus seinem Anschluss heraus in Richtung der Vorderkante des Air.

  7. Entferne folgende zwölf Kreuzschlitzschrauben:
    • Entferne folgende zwölf Kreuzschlitzschrauben:

    • Sechs 1,6 mm Schrauben, welche das Trackpad am oberen Gehäuse befestigen.

    • Sechs 1,6 mm Schrauben, welche die Halterungen des Trackpads am Trackpad befestigen.

    • Ein PH000 Kreuzschlitzschraubendreher sollte gehen, aber ein JIS000 funktioniert genauso gut.

    I stripped one of the six 1.6mm screws securing the trackpad to the upper case. Where could I get a replacement and what are the exact dimensions (I assume that 1.6mm is the length not the head size). Not sure whether this is the right place to post this, but I would be very thankful for some help.

    Karl - Antwort

    The 00 philips driver is not working for these 6 screws...very frustrated....

    Adam - Antwort

    The 00 phillips screw driver does not do the job for step 8!!!!!!!!! FRUSTRATING!

    anonymous 1446 - Antwort

    Anyone figured the right screwdriver?

    er09gi4v - Antwort

    Worst part was the philips screws on the brackets, step 8. One screw wouldn't unscrew for the longest time. I stripped it so bad, that I finally got it undone with a Torx 5 that I wedged into the stripped screw hole! Fortunately the replacement trackpad came with it's own brackets and screws anyway, so I didn't need to re-use the messed up screw.

    In the end, success...phew!

    fauxryan - Antwort

    Beware that when you remove these screws the trackpad will have dropped down and resting on the screen. Maybe a precaution would be to place a thin cloth between the trackpad and screen.

    Joe - Antwort

    Agreed on the error in the guide. J00 seems to be the best fit.

    H4nd5omeR0b - Antwort

    I stripped one of the 12 screws. Of course one of the ones attached to the unibody frame not the trackpad. I thought I could weasel the trackpad out without taking the right bracket off but no dice. I had to bend the bracket and turn it around to get the trackpad out.

    After I got the trackpad out I took out the replacement (purchased from here) and lo and behold it had the two brackets attached! So great, I'm good on screw count! But crap, now I REALLY need to get that stripped screw back out.

    Thankfully I was able to dig it out with a tiny flat head bit from the 54 bit driver kit.

    I even reattached the two brackets to the old trackpad and put it back in the ESD bag. I wonder if I can send it back to iFixIt to be refurbished. Don't want to toss it and have it wind up in a landfill unnecessarily!

    David Lam - Antwort

    The Phillips 00 I bought from iFixit definitely doesn't work. Gonna try their 000.

    jorach - Antwort

    My new trackpad came with the brackets installed. It wasn’t necessary for me to remove the screws circled in orange (they hold the bracket to the trackpad). Check to see if your new trackpad has the brackets installed before removing the orange screws.

    Doug Weathers - Antwort

    After purchasing multiple sets of drivers to get these out, I recommend anyone who finds they don’t have an adaquet PH00 driver to skip any dollar store or RadioShack driver sets. Head down to your local tool shop or auto repair store and buy yourself a $5-$10 set of precision drivers with only a few bits. Don’t go buying yourself a 20 piece set and think you’re getting a deal, these screws require a good quality PH00 to be removed without stripping.

    Spencer Shupe - Antwort

    When you're putting it back together, it's useful to attach these to the trackpad so it won't drop below the socket

    Jelan - Antwort

    Removing the bracket is completely unnecessary. Simply remove the top three screws on each bracket, and slide the trackpad out.

    Kit - Antwort

  8. Entferne die rechte und die linke Halterung des Trackpads vom oberen Gehäuse.
    • Entferne die rechte und die linke Halterung des Trackpads vom oberen Gehäuse.

  9. Entferne die 1,4 mm Torx T5 Stellschraube aus der vertieften Öffnung nahe der Vorderkante des oberen Gehäuses.
    • Entferne die 1,4 mm Torx T5 Stellschraube aus der vertieften Öffnung nahe der Vorderkante des oberen Gehäuses.

    • Ziehe beim Zusammenbau diese Schraube nicht zu stark an, sonst hört die Taste ab einem bestimmten Punkt auf zu klicken. Justiere die Schraube so, bis die bewegliche Seite des Trackpads minimales Spiel hat.

    This was a T10 on my Mid 2011.

    Joe - Antwort

    Sorry, seems more like a T6

    Joe -

    This was a T6 on mine as well. Sadly I figured that out after threading the screw with the T5 included in the iFixit kit, so now my trackpad won't click at all.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Buy a T6 screwdriver if the T5 in the kit is just a bit too small for the screw in step 10.

    Jon -

    I thought the purpose of this set screw was to adjust the height of the pad relative to the rest of the deck. By feeling underneath as I adjusted this screw, I was able to get the join between the pad and the deck seamlessly level,

    bbc2 - Antwort

    Hi, I just want to ask what it means that it will stop clicking eventually, I had my macbook air trackpad replaced after some water fell on it and now around 9 months later the trackpad click gets stuck and it's driving me crazy, I went back to the service center myself and the technician actually admitted that he overtightened the screws but since the parts warranty is only 90 days he has to charge me again. So my question actually is can overtightening it cause permanent damage? Is there anything I can do? There's no apple store here (Cyprus) but the service center is one of the official service and registered distributor for Mac products and specifically for the more professional clientele.

    crossmission1984 - Antwort

    can anyone tell me where to get a replacement for the set screw mentioned in step 10? mine has gone missing. all i need is the screw, i don't want to replace the whole trackpad.

    sean - Antwort

    I, too, have a question about the set screw. I replaced a MacBook Air 2011 keyboard because of water damage and that process involves also taking out the trackpad and putting it back in. After reassembly, I now get phantom clicks (the "click" sound happens as expected, but the Air frequently thinks I'm clicking when I'm not). Could this be a result of over/under tightening the set screw, or is it more likely the trackpad also needs replacement?

    Hank - Antwort

    The set screw on my macbook barely turns 1/8 of a rotation before it hits a blockage. I do not want to try to turn harder for fear of stripping the screen and/or the threads in the case. I assumed that the screw should be able to be completely unscrewed from the case, correct? Any idea what's causing the blockage?

    johnkowtko - Antwort

    There is no need or benefit to removing this screw completely. Maybe back it out a little bit just to make it easier to install the new trackpad, and then adjust it once the new trackpad is mounted in the case. Agreed, this was a T6 on my MacBook Air 13" Mid 2012.

    mattdittrich - Antwort

    It was a T6 in MacBook Air Mid 2011 as well.

    Armin Hempel - Antwort

    Touching this screw is unnecessary.

    Kit - Antwort

  10. Hebe die Kante des Trackpads nahe der Tastatur vorsichtig mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers aus ihrer Vertiefung im oberen Gehäuse, indem du sie aus den Halterungen, die am oberen Gehäuse angebracht sind, weghebst. Entferne das Trackpad vom oberen Gehäuse.
    • Hebe die Kante des Trackpads nahe der Tastatur vorsichtig mit dem flachen Ende des Spudgers aus ihrer Vertiefung im oberen Gehäuse, indem du sie aus den Halterungen, die am oberen Gehäuse angebracht sind, weghebst.

    • Entferne das Trackpad vom oberen Gehäuse.

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The Apple tech repair guide for this model of Macbook Air states that the flexures use Phillips #000 screws, but I didn't have good luck using #000 drivers on them. A high quality precision Phillips #00 driver worked a little better, but I'm wondering if this is actually a JIS cross point phillips #00 or #000 screwdriver? The screws look more like JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) instead of Phillips, anyone try a JIS with better luck on these?

iphonetechtips - Antwort

Yes..I did, and it worked much better... I actually almost stripped out a screw using regular phillips head, rather than the JIS one...

breezyjr - Antwort

Great guide, all worked as described. Thanks!

Yes, the screws don't seem to quite match expectations; I used three different #00/#000 drivers before I got a good fit.

Step 7: Could use just a bit more detailed explanation and/or picture. The retainer is on the "back" edge of the connector (facing off the long edge of the trackpad, opposite of Step 6), and takes a mix of delicate firmness to raise. Practice on your replacement (if available).

Step 8: My replacement trackpad came with the trackpad bracket attached, so no need to remove the 6 (orange-circled) screws attaching bracket to trackpad, which can be removed and installed with the bracket attached.

Step 10, reinstalling: Getting the set-screw correctly adjusted was a bit hit-n-miss. My assumption was in far enough to just stop movement, then back off a turn or so. That ended up too loose. YMMV.

Guy Noir - Antwort

I have just finished, there was a scary moment when I managed to somehow cause the retainer clip for keyboard ribbon to fall off the new track pad while I was fitting the cable. I put it together anyway but - of course the keyboard did not work!!! I then took it apart and somehow with the use of an illuminated magnifier, I managed to push the retainer clip back on to the prongs and it works!!

Michael S

Michael Standley - Antwort

Hi,

friend mine did replacement of complete top case with keyboard and trackpad. Seller claimed it is ok but we face one problem. when I touch case (palm rest) trackpad stops responding. Both cases were from A1369 model but on mine was black plastic foil over part of keyboard whiel on other not. So I am not sure there could be some other differences that could cause this.

Would anybody has any suggestion.

Thanks

Frank

frantisek - Antwort

Guide is spot on. I only ran into some difficulty on Step 8. (More details below) Was eventually able to replace trackpad with replacement purchased from here. No more phantom clicks! Although examining the old trackpad and the click "button" makes me wonder if I could have fixed the old one by tweaking the set screw... Regardless, MBA now fully functional again! Wasn't easy but this guide made it not hard to do!

David Lam - Antwort

Very helpfull, thanks.

My maus was driving me crazy. Apple Store wanted to replace the trackpad for 160€ claiming that there was some wetness. I decided to open it myself and clean it with Alcohol(Isopropanol). It was nothing but just dust causing the trigger to behave funny. I bought the 64 Bit Driver Kit from ifixit(Mako Driver Kit - 64 Precision Bits) . A very proffesional Kit.

NB: Be carefull at stage 8. I spoiled 2 crews here, dont use a lot of energy!!!! If you want to clean the pad then you ONLY remove the RED marked crews.

Henry M. - Antwort

A solution to those suffering from phantom clicks, but otherwise have a working trackpad - there is a solution.

In Step 11 (2nd photo) you can see the little metal cap at the bottom of the trackpad, covered with clear tape. When depressed, this cap should trigger the 'click', but I think with excessive use, I suspect the cap may flatten and make contact with the terminals underneath before you get the 'click' feeling.

I peeled this tape off (with the metal cap) and punched the underside of the metal cap with a screwdriver. This meant that the cap needed a little more force and movement before it made contact with the terminals underneath, and the phantom clicks were no more.

I was probably a bit heavy-handed when I did it, so my trackpad button is quite a bit firmer than before but still quite usable. Be gentle.

Hope this helps someone else - before they spend big on a new trackpad.

Andy Botting - Antwort

I have been annoyed by this issue for years.

I just did what you suggest, and it seems that the phantom clicks are gone for now. Yet to see if it stays like this for longer period. But I’m extremely happy with the result right now, and just want to thank you for your suggestion.

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