Is my trackpad defective?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by KillerTree, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. KillerTree macrumors regular

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    I can click by putting light pressure but not actually "clicking" the trackpad. It's causing some weird things to happen.
     
  2. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    I set mine as yours - TAP, but works both ways. Tap or Hard Click.
     
  3. KillerTree thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it's not set to tap. You need a bit more pressure than a normal tap but it's still not a hard click.
     
  4. tecknik1 macrumors member

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    My 2001 MBA was acting strange when moving around the cursor sometimes even highlighted lines and the whole page. I called service many times , reinstalled Lion 2x before Apple told me I had a defective TrackPad and to take it into an Authorized Service Center which is not so common in HCM Vietnam. 1 week later I got my Air back and seems to work for now.

    So yes a defective TrackPad can happen.
     
  5. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    2001? Mba?

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    OP, why don't take a look to a MBA (or, for the case is the same, a MBP) in some store? And simply check against yours. Check the pressure you have to apply and the clicking feel.
    Have a close look at yours. Check for some minimum obtrusion you can have, for instance a piece of cookie, etc. Eventually use a bottle of compressed air all way around. I got something removed from underneath my keyboard that way. I used to borrow my kids my laptop...
     
  6. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Let me ask you something, OP or other posters. I often have my MBA on SLEEP. I only RESTART or SHUT DOWN when there are updates. I noticed, however, when the MBA is on SLEEP a good amount of time, the pinch to zoom stops working unless I RESTART or SHUTDOWN.

    I figure since this is a TRACKPAD issue (hope OP does not mind), was wondering if OP or any of you encounter this?
     
  7. tecknik1 macrumors member

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    Sorry 2011 MBA.
     

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