I think there's something stuck under my trackpad.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fugabutacus, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Fugabutacus macrumors regular

    May 10, 2010
    Anyone else had this issue?

    The trackpad clicks fine, only it doesn't feel like it's clicked. Or, at least, the sound and the sensation of clicking are blunted.

    If I strongly click several times, the proper clicking returns, but in everyday usage, my clicks aren't forceful enough to dislodge whatever's under there (or whatever's going on)

    Not a fatal problem, but it's VERY VERY annoying.

    Anyone else suffering? :S
  2. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    Never had any problems myself.

    Your system still under warranty? Maybe you could get it looked at and all they'd have to do is take the top case off?
  3. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Battery swelling has been the cause of many issues like yours. Take it to Apple and have it checked out.
  4. SBA macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Are you still having this issue? Mine started feeling just like you described in the last couple of weeks too and now I'm having an issue with the right-click menu popping up when I'm using two fingers scrolling through a web page.

    It's starting to drive me nuts. I'll probably bring it to an apple store soon if the issue persists. I don't think I want to try cracking this thing open to see if there is something lodged in there.

    This is on a late-2008 unibody mbp.
  5. apd macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I had the same problem but only with the left click (i.e. clicking on the left side). I couldn't understand how anything had got in there - such little space and my MBP is always in a case when not in use.

    Unfortunately (?) it resolved itself the day before I was due to take it to an Apple Store.
  6. SBA macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    UPDATE: I brought my laptop to an Apple store yesterday. I had noticed that the plate on the bottom was sort of bulging, but didn't think about why. Turns out that the battery was swollen and was putting pressure on the trackpad from underneat, as well as the battery cover on the bottom.

    Got a new battery, the trackpad feels like new, and the bottom casing is nice and flush.

    Check your battery!
  7. Ijustfarted macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2011

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