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Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Apple Magic Trackpad disassembled

The Apple Magic Trackpad is definitely a unique touch interface device. It's somewhere between a Wacom tablet and a mouse.

Unfortunately, there's not much inside that's user-serviceable. Other than replacing the batteries, the device shouldn't require much, if any, routine maintenance.

Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

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