MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Early 2011 Trackpad
I had no such screw issues. Either there are differences in manufacturing lots or I just got incredibly lucky during reassembly!
Mine was a Torx T6. Start by backing the screw out anti-clockwise and testng the click operation Then tighten while click testing until it no longer clicks. Back the screw again until good clicking is felt.
My trackpad ribbon cable was glued in two places to the film it was resting on. Be careful about separating it before removing the trackpad.
Neither did mine.
This step is really unclear! After grabbing what I thought was the “plastic pull tab” and having it come off in my hand, I was clueless about how to proceed. After puzzling over it for about 15 minutes, I saw the actual “plastic pull tab”, which was against the mother board near the fan. Pulling this upward unlocked the metal hinge and everything else was obvious after that.
Any Best Buy or Batteries + Bulbs accepts batteries for recycling in their stores. Many other stores such as Home Depot do as well.
My new part with the lightning connector did not have a foam backer. I carefully removed the one from the old part and used a small dab of glue with a toothpick to place it. I wasn't very careful and ended up tearing the foam, but I glued the pieces on, essentially reassembling them again.
My new part with the antenna wire did not have a foam backer. I carefully removed the one from the old part and used a small dab of glue with a toothpick to place it.
There is no mention as to what to do with the rubber gasket that was adhered to the front panel. If I leave it as it is, it obscures the button function in the aperture. It's not obvious, so I guess I'm leaving it out.