Replace trackpad sensitivity torx screw - doh!
Thanks for wonderful resource
Hope you're well
I know I'm not supposed to but I did it anyway and (forcably) removed the trackpad setting screw (i.e. the magnetic screw which, I assume, helps depress the trackpad and register clicks) and in the process I've cammed out the screw and possibly ruined the thread which is part of the top case
Thankfully I've managed to source a couple of new screws: one in case I cam it out again attempting to put it back in and two so I have a spare once I know what I'm contending with. I'm now less worried about the screw and more about the thread issue which could be a (costly) top case replacement.
Here's hoping the big THUDS while removing the screw were the screw camming out and not me demolishing the thread
Has anyone else successfully replaced this screw?:
- If yes then how was putting it back
- If no then how did you resolve
If I have ruined the thread what are my options?
I presume Apple screwed the screw in to begin with and it wouldn't be sold as a spare part if one couldn't simply screw it back in..?
If you have any insight into how this screw and/or thread works I'd love to hear!
[F]YI I've done a keyboard replacement on this machine - probably the most difficult repair - so not scared of getting my hands dirty
Lastly, can anyone confirm which torx bit correctly fits this screw?
Keep up great work!