Macbook Air- trackpad clicking on it's own..

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Shambles, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Shambles macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Yesterday, suddenly the trackpad on my 2011 13" Macbook Air started behaving erratically.

    Scrolling down web pages with 2 fingers in particular, it highlights text as if the left button is pressed down. Trying to use Photoshop is an absolute nightmare as well.

    I originally thought that the trackpad was being over sensitive, so I tried turning tap to click off in System Preferences, but that doesn't make any difference.

    Should I try re-installing? Or is this a hardware problem? I researched a bit on Google and people were saying that it was a problem with the battery and it needed to be replaced..

  2. minnus macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2011
    Hmmm - I have the same issue when I use it in clamshell mode...I've been meaning to make a post, but never got around to it.

    In clamshell mode, it would randomly click, losing focus or performing unintended actions.

    Outside of clamshell mode, it is fine.
  3. Shambles thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    Well I switched the laptop off last night for the first time in a while.
    That seemed to of done the trick, it all seems good now. Cheers though.
  4. Augure macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2009
    It does it randomly, either it's a weird synchronized hardware issue or...part of the planned obsolescence

    Let me guess you have the 2010 Macbook Air ?
  5. cragmr macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    I have the exact thing happen to me. Just a single finger down moving around a web page and all of a sudden it will trigger a double click even though I still have only a single finger down.

    Going to take it into an Apple store soon, but for now I'll just live with an external mouse attached.
  6. frviana macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2009
    If is under warranty Apple can fix while you wait in store. I brought my wifes MBA with the same problem and they replaced the trackpad on the spot.
  7. cragmr macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2011
    It should be under warranty, bought it from Best Buy though.

    And an instore replacement of the track pad would be a thousand times better than swapping out for a new MBA and having to deal with getting it back to how mine is now (with all my programs and stuff installed).
  8. Unprocessed1 macrumors 65816


    Jun 23, 2008
    Having the same exact issues for the pas two days.
  9. Shambles thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 23, 2011
    i know mate proper annoying. reckon this is a hardware problem or software related?
  10. jojoknob macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2012
    any luck with Apple Store service?

    Having the same random click problem, about 11 months since purchasing my Air. I'm wondering, did people have luck servicing this issue at an Apple Store? I have an appointment and I'm wondering what to expect when I tell them they need to fix it before my warranty runs out in two weeks!
  11. jbzcar macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    Two weeks left to purchase Apple Care. ;)

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