HELP: My Macbook Pro trackpad click not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgirl111, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Feb 7, 2010
    Ok, basically, my problem is that when I press down on my trackpad, my macbook pro does not register the click. I hear the sound but I can't click or double click anything on the screen. I can still however tap to click. This is only a recent problem (1 day ago, it didn't work, i restarted, it took some time but the click worked again but today, nothing at all).

    It's a new unibody Macbook pro.

    Has anyone else had this problem or provide any information to help? Thanks.

    Also, I'm really really worried because my brother loaned his computer to me and he's overseas and I think that the warranty is about to expire =(
  2. macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I would call Apple support immediately or if there is an Apple store nearby go there immediately. You want to get the date logged in so they know it happened before the warranty ran out. Also, when you talk to Apple see if your brother purchased Apple Care, that extends the warranty to three years.
    Have the serial number ready when you call.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    in a swag

    Did you ever find the reason for this happening? or a fix?

    My late 09 MBP has the exact problems yours did. Its really weird though because i went away and didn't use my laptop for 4 weeks and come back and its not working.

    Mine is way out of warranty so hopefully its an easy fix.
  4. macrumors G4


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    I don't have an MBP with those characteristics (unibody) so my advice may or may not work. That disclaimer aside... check the Trackpad settings in System Preferences. Could be something wonky in there.
  5. macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    in a swag
    wow that was a quick reply, cheers.

    Whilst searching for answers i just clicked the c**p out of the pad and it just started working like normal.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    Rofl I'm sitting here for ages with the swollen battery out and the click doing nothing.... & then came accross your suggestion and indeed, clicking the c**p out of it fixed it!

  7. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2010
    Sea of Tranquility
    Worked for me too :) On a 2008 Aluminium MacBook.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2012
    Just click it a bunch more times and see if that works. Your Mac may be a little slow at registering clicks if it is overpowered.
  9. macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2012
    this happened to my computer aswell, and I finally had to tighten a screw on the opposite side of the trackpad, using a small try-wing screwdriver. My model is a late 2008 mbp so it has a removable battery,, I wouldn't recommend it if your under applecare though, but its a really simple fix. just 1/8 of a rotation should do the trick, as others have pointed out before me.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2005
    Same problem here with MacBook Pro 15-inch mid 2009.

    What do you mean by "clicked the c**p out of the pad"?

    What is the "c**p"?

  11. macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2013
    I think c**p means the excrement that we as humans produce. Not literally though. They mean that they clicked many, many times. Just a figure of speech :D

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