finger print reader un reliable

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jeyf, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. jeyf macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    usbC MacBook Pro 2016 15"

    seems i learn a finger print and in a few days it dosnt work. Tried left right hands etc.
    any one else experiencing the same?
    thanks in advance.
  2. dlbmacfan macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    Mine works perfectly. No problems at all.
  3. Lennyvalentin macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    If you have moist fingers (like if your hands sweat easily), it's difficult for capacitive sensors to read fingerprints properly.

    If your skin is dry, you might have a hardware problem.
  4. lobo1978 macrumors 6502


    Sep 22, 2011
    Fingerprint reader in MacBook is bulletproof even with dirty window it will work. It's the same tech as in iPhone- for me it is working flawlessly. Basically you are doing it wrong

    Try re-running finger enrollment again and/or change finger. Try asking sb else to test it.
  5. IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    No problems here either. Brand new 2017 15" tB MBP. Print reader works perfectly.

    Maybe your sensor is defective.
  6. jeyf thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2009
    The reader gradually decays and in a week not working. Tried different combinations.
  7. wiffle macrumors regular

    Apr 5, 2017
    to the Genius bar you go

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