Why do I have to click so many times????

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by C00KiE, Mar 7, 2010.

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    C00KiE

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    This started yesterday. I have a macbook pro that I purchased less than a year ago. Yesterday I was looking on the web and every time I clicked something else it wouldn't do anything. I would only have to click once on my mouse pad. Now I have to click multiple times. Sometimes I think it's back to normal cause it works with just one click, then I click another thing and I would have to click it like 10 times. What's wrong? I thought if I just restarted my computer it would be fine. I did that and it's still the same:confused:
     
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    Have you checked your mouse click sensitivity? Perhaps the double click speed is wrong. System Preferences>Mouse
     
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    C00KiE

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    There's no sensitivity option for the trackpad. I know I said mouse but I meant trackpad.
     
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    Well, I know trackpads (or whatever they're called) on other computers go bad, which is why I never use them, unless I have to, so maybe that's the case with yours. Take it to Apple?
     
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    Which macbook pro do you have? older style or unibody? and is it still under warranty? Here's the situation, some older style macbook pros had some issues with the cable under the trackpad/keyboard. It comes loose. Nothing you've done. OR its the battery. Some batteries in the older style macbook pro have expanding issues. It may not be noticeable right away, but take out the battery and inspect it. put it on a flat surface and see if it wobbles. If so then that may be the issue entirely. I would check the battery, try using the trackpad without the battery installed (use power adapter of course). You don't want to walk into the apple store and have them replace the trackpad if the issue is just the battery. If it is unibody than it most likely the trackpad. They can go bad, not a big issue. I hope this was helpful.
    Just to let you know, if your machine is out of warranty and you need the trackpad replaced, it will likely be very pretty penny. Make sure to get quotes for in-store and out of store repairs (they'll send it out to a repair facility.)
     
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    ^^^^ It's not an old laptop I bought it in august or september of last year. What's a unibody? I think they come with a year warranty. How do you check the battery? My last notebook wasn't a pro. It was a white one and i think I was able to remove the battery from the bottom. I can't from this one. I guess i'm gonna have to take it to apple. Thanks for the info though.
     

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