Dead Zone on mbp trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hoverX, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. hoverX macrumors member

    May 8, 2009
    Hey There,

    So I was wiping down my 2010 17" MBP with a slightly damp cloth. Ever since then there seems to be a dead zone on the trackpad. If I slide my finger from the bottom to the top the mouse stops responding in a certain region. Funny thing is that it seems less responsive when i move my finger up/down vs left/right.

    Have I somehow damaged my trackpad by either pressing too hard or letting a little water in the crack?
  2. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    Oct 14, 2010
    I would take it to the Apple Store and replicate the issue at the Genius bar
  3. Wattser93 macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2010
    The bottom half inch of my trackpad doesn't respond, I'm guessing that's what you're talking about. I doubt they would replace it over something so small. It's not really a big deal to me because it doesn't affect usability.
  4. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
    That part, the one you're talking about, doesn't respond because it is meant for clicking. You can browse the trackpad with 1 finger while holding another finger at that bottom area to click with.
  5. DougFNJ macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2008
    I had brought this up during an unrelated appointment at the genius bar. He ended up checking it on another Macbook pro, and it did the same, tried it on an Air....same thing. Translation oddly enough, perfectly normal.

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