Is my macbook wearing off ?

XPcentric

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I'm starting to have problems with my Macbook Aluminium 2008, I cant use easily the trackpad to select lines of text or to drag windows. (method used: click with one finger and drag with the second finger)
 

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I'm starting to have problems with my Macbook Aluminium 2008, I cant use easily the trackpad to select lines of text or to drag windows. (method used: click with one finger and drag with the second finger)
when I stated this problem to an authorized service provider, they said it is the battery that has swelled and affects the trackpad.

just my experience, make sure to verify
 
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RRutter

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when I stated this problem to an authorized service provider, they said it is the battery that has swelled and affects the trackpad.

just my experience, make sure to verify
I was about to state basically the same thing. I ordered a replacement battery for my 07 black Macbook on Amazon. The battery doesn't fit perfectly because it is meant to be for a glossy Macbook, and mine is the matte one. It still works fine as a battery; the only flaw is, the dimensions are a bit uneven so when I put the battery in its holder, it sometimes messes with my trackpad/keyboard.

Try removing your battery, using your charger as power and see if that fixes the problem. If it does, that means you should order a new battery! If not, we can move on to other possible issues. :)
 
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XPcentric

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Thanks for all replies.

Now to confirm the tile, one of the four round plastic black bumpers from the bottom came off. I wonder whats next ?! (you can continue with jokes if you wish)
 
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RRutter

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Are you still having the problems with your trackpad? I had to take my (slightly oversized) battery out yesterday, and it took a few attempts/snaps to fit it back in.
 
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