Issue with left click?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Msam, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Msam macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2014
    Hey guys and gals!

    I am a new member of MacRumors (had an account some time ago, but have since forgotten my login info :( )

    Anyhow, as of 2 months ago I have been experiencing a problem with my Macbook Pro. The left click on the trackpad does not always work. Sometimes it will allow me to click/highlight, and other times it will not. There are times where I have to click 5-10 times just to get it to actually click or highlight a link. The same applies for left click use in regard to selecting icons, documents, etc.
    Its almost as if I have to find the "Sweet spot" on my trackpad...and even then, the sweet spot doesn't always work. All of my settings are stock. This issue is present on all of my login accounts.
    In regard to higlighting, when I do actually get the left click to start highlighting, it stops mid way. Ex: I will attempt to highlight an entire link, but "highlight" will only pick up "www.macr..."
    What could be wrong?
  2. Crugga macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2010
    Are you under warranty?, if so id take it back to Apple.
    Otherwise if its a pre retina I gather its not that big a job to replace the trackpad, problem with the retina is that the battery is glued in so you cant access the trackpad where older models are screwed in.

    Ps this will help till you can get it fixed
  3. Msam thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2014
    Unfortunately it is not under warranty any longer (about 3 years old). Would replacing the track pad remedy the issue, or could it be something else? I was told that a failing trackpad could be a sign that the HD is failing.
  4. Crugga macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2010
    Im no expert but I doubt its anything to do with the HD.
    Ive heard of an issue where the battery can warp and cause issues however if you are comfortable doing it I would put money on you being able to get a new trackpad for peanuts off ebay or something and there being a video on youtube showing how to do it. If its cheap enough then I think you have little to lose by trying it, if it fixes it then great, if it doesnt then you know its something more serious.

    If the machines 3 years old and you use the trackpad a lot then i'd say theres a good chance thats had its day.

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