2016 MBP Force Touch Trackpad - Dead Spots?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Spoony Bard, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. Spoony Bard macrumors regular

    Apr 12, 2007
    I'm sitting here thoroughly enjoying putting my new 15" MBP through its paces, but I've noticed a small problem. There are some spots on my (enormous) trackpad that do not respond to clicking. In particular, the rightmost edge, particularly in the vertical centre of the trackpad, does not produce a click. The same is true of a smaller region at the leftmost edge of the trackpad. I can press quite hard in these spots and produce no response. All 4 corners, however, function as expected. Anyone else notice anything similar?

    Other than that, this laptop is immaculate, so I'm not quite sure what to do. No dead or lit pixels, no malfunctioning keys. I don't think it will impede my usage, as I typically click with my thumbs towards the bottom of the trackpad, but I guess it's something I'll keep an eye on while I'm within the warranty period.
  2. enemyseven, Nov 17, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2016

    enemyseven macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2010
    I just got mine today and noticed a similar thing. The rightmost edge won't click 100% of the time and the neither will the leftmost side. The lower section seems to be worst, yet strangely the actual corners work fine. The most frustrating part is that it isn't always repeatable. They will work if I slide my finger from the center to the edge and click, but if I just start trying to click on the far right or left sides it's a toss up.

    Like you said, it's amazing other than this issue. I'm thinking I might go to the Apple store and try to replicate it on a demo model.
  3. shadow82x macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    New Jersey
    Yup I notice it mainly on the right edges. Didn't notice it until you mentioned it though.

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