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Left mouse button on VGN-AR requires a lot of pressure to operate

The left mouse button (not the touchpad) on my Vaio VGN-AR51M still has the same travel and movement as it did when I bought it a year ago, and the same satisfying 'click' when pressed, however the button seldomactually works as it should do, clicking and dragging being the most irritating function, as it will frequently lose contact halfway through, or sometimes it will double or triple-click when I am trying to single click, and often requires a lot more pressure to function at all than it did when I bought it.
I use an external mouse when I can, and am not looking forward to sending my laptop back for repairs, as I require it on a daily basis. But ultimately, I would like to figure out what the problem is so I can fix it.
The mouse buttons are housed along the edge of the laptop, which makes them difficult to access, and I have not resorted to taking the case apart to see how they function yet. I dearly love my laptop, and this so far is the single only problem I have had.
Any guidance or assistance would be appreciated.

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  • justin275 Jun 22, 2009

    Thank you, I had a feeling that taking the cover off would probably not help solve anything. I'll find a place to get it repaired post-haste. Many thanks for taking the time to answer my question :)

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On your model the buttons that you press on your mousepad are actual tactile buttons that are on the motherboard and they do wear out over time. The only way to resolve that problem would be to either bring it to a electronics shop where they can replace the tactile button on the motherboard or replace the whole motherboard itself which could get pricey.

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