Phantom Clicks on Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by davecom, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    On my 2013 13" Air, I am getting some phantom clicks, as in light touches on the trackpad are resulting in clicks. I always have my thumb down on the bottom of the trackpad as I scroll with my index finger. I am certainly not pressing hard enough to "click". This just started today - so I wonder if it is a hardware problem. No, I do not have "double tap" to click enabled. Nor have I changed any of my trackpad settings. It's very annoying.
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    ValSalva

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    #2
    Some trackpads require more or less force to click. There must be a range of normal variances. But if this is a significant and sudden change then something might have broken. As usual, the only way to be sure is to take it to an Apple store if there is one near you.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    MBPro TrackPad

    My Trackpad has developed a mind of its own! Scrolling is a problem, entering text now has required many attempts as it highlights various text and opens odd dialog boxes and dictionary!!
    MBPro 15inch early2011; does it suffer from pregnant battery syndrome?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    This is a hardware issue. I had it a while back on a 2011 MBA and a trackpad replacement fixed it.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    the phantom will click on your trackpad if he damn well pleases.
     

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