Is the trackpad affected by the cold?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sparks2303, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. sparks2303 macrumors newbie

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    I had my Mac out in the cold (2º) for an hour yesterday and today I noticed that the trackpad wasn't working as well as it did before. I have to press much harder for the click to register on the screen. Is it possible that the pad was damaged by the cold, or is it a temporary state that will pass?
     
  2. markus843 macrumors regular

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    Electronics don't work the best in the cold, just make sure no condensation gets into your mac. Probably just a temporary state.
     
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Guaranteed to work within:


    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F (-24° to 45° C)
    Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
     
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Probably just because your finger was cold so its capacitive properties weren't the same and the trackpad didn't register it as a finger. I don't think the electronic itself is damaged.
     
  5. sparks2303 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to all!
    I am starting to believe it's temporary. I see it returning back to normal. Phew, crisis averted!
     

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