Trackpad Refuses to Lift
I've tried to open my 2.2Ghz MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo in order to upgrade the hard drive, but I encountered a problem in opening it, and I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice.
Anyway, when I follow the steps iFixit so graciously supplies, I get to the part where I must pull up the trackpad piece, and that's where I get stuck. The left side of the piece is perfectly willing to come up, but once I get around the CD drive, the trackpad casing seems to be very firmly stuck to the bottom casing. I removed all of the screws and checked it over again to see if I missed something, but no dice. I'm scared to tear it off with strength because obviously, I don't want to damage it.
Perhaps I'm being too gentle with it. While pulling it up, I'm worried I'll bend it, so I'm being really careful.
I don't know if it helps at all, but my MacBook Pro was a refurbished one (I bought it refurbished from Apple), and I don't know if they'd add any additional epoxies or glues in the refurbishing process. I doubt it, because if they did, then the Geniuses wouldn't be able to get into it easily either.
Anyway, I just wanted to know if there was any solution to this stuck condition.
I was just too gentle. lol Had to take my MacBook Pro to get the free logic board replacement that Apple offers for the Santa Rosas. The genius apparently had no trouble getting in, now I can too with a little force. I was just worried I'd bend something.