Is your touchpad button 'sticky'?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by iSamurai, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. iSamurai macrumors 65816

    iSamurai

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsı&#
    #1
    my new macbook (about 2 months old)'s button becomes increasingly difficult to click - it feels like something is stuck and it makes a sticky sound when clicked. i dont mean that it doesnt release back.
     
  2. AndyK Contributor

    AndyK

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    #2
    Mine does that too, towards the top of the button in the middle, doesn't do it if I use the bottom part of the button.*


    *Top being the side closest to the space bar, bottom being the side closest to me, the user.

    If anyone knows how to stop it doing this I'd <3 them forever.
     
  3. iSamurai thread starter macrumors 65816

    iSamurai

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsı&#
    #3
    mine's the opposite. it becomes 'sticky' at the bottom (left, centre and right) but at the top it seems fine...

    it's like there's sticky tape behind the button. so annoying.
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #4
    My click pad drives me nuts. For me it gets stuck and I have to hit it harder and harder for it to work. So far, I've been too lazy to take it in and get it fixed, but man, it needs it.
     
  5. AndyK Contributor

    AndyK

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2008
    #5
    Anyone know of a home fix for this or does it have to be taken in to be looked at?
     
  6. jamesarm97 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2006
    #6
    This seems to be a problem on the Macbook more than the Pro. I have a Pro and two macbooks I have used have this problem. I really hate the way the button feels and always miss click (no click). It is hard to press and does not give as much as the macbook pro. I love the feel of my trackpad button.

    - James
     
  7. schatzie macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    #7
    I don't have a problem with "sticking" but I have another problem. When I click, most of the time, the arrow moves a little bit. Sometimes it's annoying 'cause if I'm clicking on something that's not big, the arrow ends up moving and I end up clicking something else or nothing at all.

    Does anyone know what is the problem with this? Is it because it's too sensitive or something? I don't think I'm clicking it wrong. And my fingers are certainly not "fat". :)
     
  8. paul.b.davis macrumors 6502

    paul.b.davis

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    Over the hills and far away...
    #8
    ok, I will avoid the obvious joke here. it seems in poor taste anyway...
     
  9. tonyshucraft macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    #9
    they must of took the Plasma TV option that was expressed here and they decided Macbooks were good for that stuff.
     
  10. tip macrumors 6502

    tip

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    #10
    I had this problem with my MBP - when I removed my Marware pad, it had a better response.

    ... Then I had to send it in for repairs a few weeks back. The entire top portion (keyboard, etc.) was replaced. Now the action on the button is higher (which is better). However, the left and right sides have good response - the middle is kinda murky.
     
  11. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #11
    Yup - mine got so bad after 18 months! The only place i could get a "solid click" was by clicking right in the middle of it.
     
  12. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    #12
    My current and previous MBP works fine.

    For those who are adventurous and technically proficient,
    the click pad stickiness is adjusted by some simple screws.

    I am guessing some people with sticky track pads also have sticky keyboard? =p
    Use a mouse when you are at a desk...
     
  13. MacGuyver macrumors member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2007
    #13
    I use a piece of thin hard plastic and a screen cleaner to clean between the space of the trackpad.. also take out the battery and you can see the bottom of trackpad to see if there is something stick there.
     
  14. iSamurai thread starter macrumors 65816

    iSamurai

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2007
    Location:
    ɹǝpun uʍop 'ǝuɐqsı&#
    #14
    try clicking at the middle...
     
  15. Shoeguy macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2006
    #15
    Sticky Fingers?

    It's almost like the trackpad button is to tight a fit for the hole in the case, and binds. Sometimes mine will stick down and have to be tapped to release. Anyway, its really annoying.
     

Share This Page