How long does your Magic Trackpad last?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by seasurfer, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. seasurfer macrumors 6502a

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    My magic trackpad that I bought along with my iMac 27 2011 now has its own mind. It does not seem to be that sensitive anymore, using it is nothing but a pain.

    So how long does your magic trackpad last? Is your very first magic trackpad still working today?
     
  2. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Mine is over 5 years old. When it starts acting up, changing the batteries puts it right again.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    should last forever if you take care of it. It doesn't lose sensitivity over time, unless you abuse your pad. I have mine a few months after it was released.
     
  4. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    We have 4 of them... oldest from first introduction. All working great.

    /Jim
     
  5. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So what happened to my Magic Trackpad 2011, even with full battery, after using a few minutes, it starts to act up. Things got highlighted or clicked accidently so often. When highlighted, seems to have a hard time getting rid of it.

    Even after formatting my computer, the problem still persists.
     
  6. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I would guess you have a defective clicker. It is located in the two front feet. Bring it to the genius bar and see what they say.

    Personally, I use tap to click... so I really do not use the mechanical buttons.

    /Jim
     
  7. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    Perhaps seasurfur has tap to click active. I alway turn it off as it just gets in the way of my workflow.
     
  8. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting way of using the trackpad, never thought of this method. I wonder how many people never used the mechanical click buttons?
     
  9. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you use the mechanical click or "tap to click"?
     
  10. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I always enable tap to click on all of 4 of my personal trackpad devices.
    • MBA internal trackpad
    • Magic Trackpad - MBA at work
    • Magic Trackpad - MBA at home
    • Magic Trackpad - iMac

    I am pretty sure that my wife also uses tap to click on her iMac/Magic Trackpad... and on her MBA's internal trackpad.

    /Jim
     
  11. seasurfer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you don't use the mechanical click at all?
     
  12. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    Mine is about two years old and still works but I shattered the glass on the front of it. It's splintered but still works as I said. I plan on getting a new one in a month or two. I use double tap also.
     

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