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MBA trackpad button doesn't work all the time, only sometimes. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

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  • Alex 181 Jun 15, 2008

    I have the same.
    They reinstalled the whole system, but nothing...

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    used to be able to barely tap trackpad button for the 'click' to register....now i have to press and hold the trackpad button down noticeably harder to get it to register..


    lame!

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The guy above was mistakenly wrong you can find sites that take you step by step through changing a faulty mousepad as well as buying a new one.It sounds like you need a new track pad band that attache to your keyboard faulty.:)

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Could be damage to the sensors under the trackpad. This is no DIY, I t will cost ot have a tech look at it, in the meantime, plug a mouse in to the USB so you can at least use it. It should be under warranty, so take it in to them and it might be free!

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