unintentional click macbook air mid 2011

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tuna11, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    hello, since a few days may trackpad has a very serious issue! It behaves like the click was locked. it marks text even if i just move the mouse, it drags windows when i move the mouse or opens links in safari when i just move over!

    This is very anoying and i wonder if one of you has the same problem or even a solution!

    problem is i am on a business trip in australia (i am from europe) and i need to work with my macbook every day and the apple store here in syd does not have time for me in the next week
  2. macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2009
    Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, QLD Australia
    have a look at your trackpad settings in System Preferences.

    restart your Mac and hold down option + command + p + r until you hear the start up chime 3 times.

    if that don't work, repair permissions in Disk Utility
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    restart doesnt help!

    can you give me some infos about the link you posted?
  4. macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    My wife MBA had the exact same problem. Took it to Apple store and they replaced the trackpad for free.

    I had tried reseting PRAM and everything I could. The problem was that when using the trackpad it sometimes was clicking even thought I didn't click. I had the tap to click disabled.

    Take your into an Applestore and they should replace the trackpad... if is out warranty the trackpad is not expensive... $64 I believe.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2011
    i bought it last september, so it should be covered! can you remember how long it took to replace the thing?
  6. macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    If they have in stock they replace while you wait, if not a couple days.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2011
    I had same problem. It's a hardware issue, and the apple store said it was common. Overnight repair (under warranty) in my case.

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