2016 MBP TB trackpad sticking issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ibizarocks, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. ibizarocks macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    Hi all,

    Just received a 2016 MBP TB 13 and amongst other things I'm noticing the trackpad can sometimes be non responsive when clicking. I have my wrist rested in the same spot and will click away happily and then suddenly I'll go to click and the pad won't depress. The only way I can get it to work again is clicking elsewhere on the trackpad and then go back to my original position. I've tried turning off force touch and altering the sensitivity but had no luck. I'm thinking it could be just because it's new but also that it's a little odd as sometimes it can go 50 clicks with no problems.

    Has anyone suffered with anything similar? Could it be something to do with my wrist sometimes resting on the trackpad itself?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Grolubao macrumors 65816


    Dec 23, 2008
    London, UK
    It happens to me too. I believe it has to do with the wrist resting on the touchpad. I have no clue why that trackpad is so big, but hey...
  3. ibizarocks thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 2, 2007
    Ah ok, glad I'm not the only one - was thinking it was a defect! I like the idea of it but in reality there's nowhere else to rest your wrist on a 13" so it gets in the way.
  4. dukee101 macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2009
    I can confirm this exact same issue. I've tried the same step of disabling Force Touch and it felt like the click detection was even worse with it off. It's really frustrating. I'm not sure if this is a defect or expected behavior. The new trackpad is so big that I'm sure I'm carrying over "bad habits" from the smaller trackpad to this one, resulting in undetected clicks. I don't know. Hopefully the community can put their heads together here and figure out why this might be happening.

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