Перейти к основному содержанию

Введение

Use this guide to replace a broken trackpad, or to simply remove the trackpad in order to access the battery.

For your safety, discharge your MacBook Pro's battery below 25% before you begin this procedure. A charged lithium-ion battery can create a dangerous and uncontrollable fire if accidentally punctured.

  1. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Disable Auto Boot: step 1, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Disable Auto Boot: step 1, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Disable Auto Boot: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Before starting this procedure, you must disable your Mac's Auto Boot feature. Auto Boot powers on your Mac when you open the lid, and may be accidentally triggered during disassembly. Use this guide or follow the abbreviated instructions below to disable Auto Boot. This command may not work on all Macs.

    • Power on your Mac and launch Terminal.

    • Copy and paste the following command (or type it exactly) into Terminal:

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%00

    • Press [return]. If prompted, enter your administrator password and press [return] again. Note: Your return key may also be labeled ⏎ or "enter."

    • You can now safely power down your Mac and open the bottom case, without it accidentally powering on.

    • When your repair is complete and your Mac is successfully reassembled, re-enable Auto Boot with the following command:

    • sudo nvram AutoBoot=%03

    Is this step necessary? I can’t perform this step as I am attempting to repair water damage and need to remove logic board & most likely replace the battery.

    lamajr - Ответить

    @mac_medic You definitely don’t want the power coming on while the board is wet. In your case, I think powering on the machine to disable Auto Boot would do more damage than it prevents. I agree, skip this step and be prepared to disconnect the battery quickly if the laptop automatically powers on. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Thats right! You don't want power running while working on your logic board.

    Dan -

    This did not work when running High Sierra.

    Kyle B - Ответить

    Tried this on a 2018 MBP 13” Touchbar (there’s no iFixit guide for this model yet). Need to replace a broken screen.

    Luckily I managed to connect to an external screen (Cmd-Down Brightness to switch displays) and enter above command. Seems to work, but there’s another problem with this model - it powers up as soon as any key is pressed……. ffs <gnashes teeth>

    Cool_Breeze - Ответить

    I unscrew the battery first and wrap electrical tape over the logic board battery connector before attempting any repairs to the board. Haven’t had any problems yet and I’ve worked on about 10 of these models already. Also when you open the bottom case use a suction cup at the bottom and pull up then run a plastic spudger along the edges to disconnect the clips. Also only use a plastic spudger on the board. Saw a youtube video from a repair shop and he did not disconnect the power and used all metal tools during the entire process of removing the board. His last step was to disconnect the battery terminal.

    Brian - Ответить

    Is this step necessary if my mac can turn on? Battery fully dead(

    Nursat b - Ответить

    BEFORE YOU START: The included torx head stripped off before I was done (and you might need an additional T4) so stop now and go buy a good one. Also they fail to warn you above to get some blue threadlocker ahead of time.

    Jason Sherron - Ответить

    This command did not work for me and I read that sometime in later 2020 Apple stopped this command from working…any ideas on a work around?

    Patrick Machacek - Ответить

    Not able to do that with damaged screen

    richardjgreen - Ответить

    If you have a damaged screen you can still use a converter from thunderbolt (USB 3) to HDMI and plug your Macbook Pro to your TV as monitor display. Just make sure to chose the right Source (HDMI IN) in your TV. I did it and to make it work I unplug and plug again in my Macbook and so I could disable the Auto boot

    Roberto Sanchez Bustos -

    Hi. This does not work on 2018 13” MacBook Pro with Touch Bar. I did exactly this to disable auto boot. But when I check by using nvram -p it says: auto-boot true. Am I doing something incorrectly? I did everything step by step. Copied and pasted the sudo command, pressed enter and then entered my password. I have Big Sur 11.1 installed. Is there any other way since I need to replace the screen. Thank you. Adrian

    Adrian Vizik - Ответить

    Hi everyone. This is also a little pointless if you can’t see anything on the screen, and you don’t have a display adapter to USB C to display it. I agree with Brian about removing the back and disconnecting the battery cable before you even think about opening the lid of the MacBook. Applying the insulation tape is also a handy little tip that just makes sure there is no way to discharge from either the board or battery.

    Roberto Enrieu - Ответить

    running `nvram -p | grep 'AutoBoot'` in terminal verifies that it was accepted

    result: `AutoBoot %00`

    Marek Polák - Ответить

    Running Big Sur 11.6.7 on a 2019 16" MBP, it's "auto-boot". So it's: nvram -p | grep 'auto-boot' to display the current state, the default is true - and then to change it, sudo nvram auto-boot=false which turns it off.

    Ed Mechem -

    This step is completely unnecessary if you follow the guide to disconnect the battery properly. Just put some tape between the battery and logic board connection to prevent it from accidentally touching and therefore powering on the laptop.

    Grant Ormsby - Ответить

    It took me a few tries to make this command work, as I was able to copy and paste the command into Terminal, but could not type in my laptop’s password. I finally typed my password into a text document, copied it (command C), and then pasted it into Terminal and it worked.

    tommy404 - Ответить

    I didn’t do this. Mine never auto-booted before I replaced the battery. Now it does.

    hatuxka - Ответить

    BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING - CHECK THE BATTERY!

    I-fixit sent me a bad battery, which I didn’t realize until it was already install. They sent me a new one, but I wasted hours uninstalling and reinstalled.

    Get a volt meter and measure the voltage on the output of the battery pack. If it reads 0 V, SEND IT BACK. It should read over 2 V.

    bcardanha - Ответить

    When I did this from Terminal.app within Recovery Mode, the “sudo” was not recognized but I could invoke it without the sudo part. It seems to have been accepted when looking at “nvram -p”

    johann beda - Ответить

    When in Recovery Mode, you already have superuser powers. So you don't need to prefix commands with the sudo command to invoke them with root privileges; you already have them. Do a pwd (print working directory) after opening Terminal in Recovery Mode, and you'll see that you're in the root user's directory.

    Ed Mechem -

    I received the battery kit for my 2018 MacBook Pro and as per the above comment from bcardanha - Oct 12, 2021, I checked the voltage on the pads marked + and - . It was zero volts so I panicked a bit.

    I sent a message on the iFixiT Facebook page and I got no reply. I finally found the customer service email for Ifixit Europe and sent them an email voicing my concern as I was not keen to work for couple of hours just to discover that the battery is faulty. I had an almost instant reply on the email (kudos to them) and they adviced me to go ahead and install the new battery as the voltage measured when battery is not connected is not relevant.

    I took a leap of faith and after two hours… the new battery showed 50% charge and everything seems to be working just fine. I am happy it worked.

    Mircea Comanici - Ответить

    After removing the old battery and installing the new battery I powered up the MBP before screwing the bottom on. I discovered the my keyboard would not function. It took a few hours of investigation and frustration that I discovered the track pad power ribbon had become partially dislodged from the trackpad. I was able to see that this through the little machined slot where the battery sat. I had to remove the trackpad to reinsert the power ribbon back into the connector in the trackpad. after reassembling and reinstalling the battery etc the keyboard worked. Just food for thought if your run into the keyboard issue.

    Ed Mease - Ответить

    This should be the default. IMO I tell you to power on - not the lid.

    G Sena - Ответить

    • Completely power off and unplug your MacBook Pro before you start. Close the display and flip the entire laptop upside-down.

    • Use a P5 Pentalobe driver to remove six screws securing the lower case, of the following lengths:

    • Four 4.7 mm screws

    • Two 6.6 mm screws

    • Note how the screws come out at a slight angle—you must reinstall them the same way.

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your device.

  2. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Press a suction handle into place near the front edge of the lower case, between the screw holes.

    • Pull up on the suction handle just enough to open a small gap under the lower case.

  3. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the corner of an opening pick into the gap you just created underneath the lower case.

    • Slide the opening pick around the nearest corner and then halfway up the side of the MacBook Pro.

    • This releases the first of the hidden clips securing the lower case. You should feel and hear the clip pop free.

  4. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat the previous step on the other side, using an opening pick to to release the second clip.

  5. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Lift the front edge of the lower case (the side opposite the display hinge) enough to slide your fingertips underneath and get a good grip on it.

    • Two additional hidden clips near the middle of the cover should pop free at this point, if they haven't already.

    • Don't lift more than an inch or so, and don't try to remove the lower case yet.

  6. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Pull firmly to slide the lower case towards the front edge of the MacBook (away from the hinge area) to separate the last of the clips securing the lower case.

    • Pull first at one corner, then the other.

    • Pull to the side—not up.

    • This may require a lot of force.

    With the amount of force needed to carefully pull the back panel out, this caused the back panel to scratch the battery. I don't see or hear any expansion, but this still has me concerned.

    gladgura - Ответить

    this step must require a lot of force. I tried to pull it with the plastic hookie thing from the ifixit set by hooking it in one of the screw holes — the tip of the hookie thing broke.

    Oleksii Toldaiev - Ответить

    The amount of force required for removing the bottom cover is absolutely ridiculous. Almost feels like i'm about to push my MacBook towards the wall the second it comes off.

    Be careful, I ended up breaking 2 grounding pins on the motherboard last time I tried opening my computer up.

    techtalkf - Ответить

  7. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the lower case.

    • To reinstall the lower case:

    • Set it in place and align the sliding clips near the display hinge. Press down and slide the cover toward the hinge. It should stop sliding as the clips engage.

    • When the sliding clips are fully engaged and the lower case looks correctly aligned, press down firmly on the lower case to engage the four hidden clips underneath. You should feel and hear them snap into place.

    If I had it all to do over, again, I would blow out the dust with compressed air at this point. During the disassembly, I kept encountering little dust bunnies, and I was very worried that one would get caught in one of the connectors when I plugged everything back up (which wouldn’t get discovered until I put it all back together and tried out all of the components).

    Joe Emenaker - Ответить

  8. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Battery Connector: step 9, image 1 of 1
    • Peel up and remove the insulating sticker covering the battery board, on the edge of the logic board nearest the battery.

    • If the cover doesn't peel up easily, apply mild heat with an iOpener, hair dryer, or heat gun to soften the adhesive underneath, and try again.

    • If the cover doesn't seat securely during reassembly, try rotating it 180 degrees. It must be oriented correctly in order for the adhesive pads underneath to contact the board screws.

  9. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Peel back any tape covering the battery board data cable connector.

    • Use a spudger to gently pry up the locking flap on the ZIF connector for the battery board data cable.

  10. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Disconnect the battery board data cable by sliding it out from its socket on the logic board.

    • Slide parallel to the logic board, in the direction of the cable.

  11. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Pry up and disconnect the locking flap on the connector at the opposite end of the battery board data cable.

  12. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the battery board data cable out of its socket on the battery board, and remove it completely.

    • Take care not to install this cable backwards or upside-down. When installed correctly, the white liquid indicator sticker should face up, positioned directly over the battery power connector screw.

    Bonjour, super Tuto, petite question elle sert a quoi cette nappe , et quesqui se passe si elle est pas branché ?

    Jorgio -aigleBrun- - Ответить

  13. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 3.7 mm pancake screw securing the battery power connector.

  14. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to lift the battery power connector, disconnecting the battery.

    • Lift the connector high enough to keep it separated from its socket while you work. If it accidentally makes contact, it could damage your MacBook Pro.

    Put a little bit of insulating tape over the terminal to be safe.

    Brian Tibbels - Ответить

  15. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Trackpad Assembly: step 16, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Trackpad Assembly: step 16, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T3 Torx driver to remove the two 1.9 mm screws securing the cover bracket for the keyboard and trackpad cable connectors.

    • Remove the bracket.

  16. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the trackpad cable by prying its connector straight up from the logic board.

  17. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Apply mild heat to the trackpad ribbon cable to soften the adhesive securing it to the battery.

    • You can use an iOpener, hair dryer, or heat gun, but be careful not to overheat the battery. The cable should be warm, but not too hot to touch.

  18. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 19, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 19, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 19, image 3 of 3
    • Carefully peel the trackpad cable up off the battery, and push it out of the way.

    • Don't crease or tear the cable. If you have trouble, don't force it—apply more heat and try again.

  19. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 20, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use a T5 Torx driver to remove the 13 screws securing the trackpad assembly:

    • Nine 5.8 mm screws

    • Four 4.9 mm screws

    • These screws all look similar—be careful not to mix them up.

    • Adding a little blue threadlocker to the screw threads during reassembly can help prevent the screws from working themselves loose over time.

    • Install the screws loosely at first, and then check the trackpad alignment before tightening them down.

    I dont have the “clicky” feedback from my trackpad anymore - please advise how to fix this

    Shadi Saif - Ответить

    (MacBook Pro 2019 15” 2 years old) There are 4 screws (2 on the left and 2 on the right, each pair held down by a black metal piece) next to the uppermost 5.8mm screws. What is the size/kind of screw are these? I’d like to purchase these missing items? Please help. A suspicious technician tried to scam me out of money. I asked for my computer back before they could charge me. I decided to do the repairs myself. When I received my laptop back and followed Ifixit instructions I found 2 screws missing and they replaced the original with an unrecognizable rusty screw on the farthest left screw hole, and the black metal pieces were missing as well.

    Alathia Kaye - Ответить

  20. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 21, image 3 of 3
    • Swing the display open slightly, but keep the MacBook upside-down. The trackpad assembly should separate and lay flat on the display.

    • Carefully feed the trackpad's ribbon cable through its slot in the chassis.

  21. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 22, image 2 of 3 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 22, image 3 of 3
    • As you remove the trackpad assembly, be very careful not to lose the nine small metal washers resting on the screw posts. (They will fly off and get lost with very little provocation.)

    • Remove the trackpad assembly.

  22. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement, Trackpad: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • If your new trackpad didn't come with a ribbon cable, use the following three steps to remove and transfer the old ribbon cable to the new trackpad.

    • Use a spudger to pry up the retaining flap on the trackpad ribbon cable's ZIF connector.

  23. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Apply mild heat with an iOpener, hair dryer, or heat gun to soften the adhesive holding the end of the ribbon cable to the trackpad.

  24. MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 25, image 1 of 2 MacBook Pro 15" Touch Bar 2018 Trackpad Replacement: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully slide the edge of a halberd spudger or opening pick underneath the ribbon cable, and work the tool back and forth to separate the cable from the trackpad.

    • Use minimal force, and apply more heat if needed.

    • Slide the ribbon cable out of its socket and remove it from the trackpad.

Заключение

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow the above steps in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our Answers community for troubleshooting help.

9 участников успешно повторили данное руководство.

Jeff Suovanen

Участник с: 06.08.2013

387 781 Репутация

Автор 260 руководств

Команда

iFixit Участник iFixit

Community

148 членов

Автор 15 456 руководств

Комментариев: 5

where can I buy the trackpad?

k4ss487 - Ответить

Did you manage to buy it somewhere?

Patrick Steiger -

Parts list with links to buy them is right at the top of the guide…

Jeff Suovanen -

Just replaced my trackpad, really easy to do! Thanks again guys!

Dimitri Prokas - Ответить

There are washers on these trackpad. If you lose one by accident, does it matter?

Deechhyan - Ответить

Добавить комментарий

Просмотр статистики:

За последние 24часов: 6

За последние 7 дней: 69

За последние 30 дней: 254

За всё время: 10,722