Is the trackpad affected by the cold?

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

  1. sparks2303 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2012
    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

    Sep 4, 2012
    North america
    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

    Aug 27, 2012
    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


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    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

    Jul 9, 2012
    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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