Macbook Pro 2009 Erratic Trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Patrick J, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #1
    My Macbook Pro 2009 woke up today with a broken trackpad.

    Up to today I haven’t had a single problem with it.

    The glass isn’t broken, and no liquid has ever touched laptop.

    It jerks around when I touch it, sometimes ignores my touch, sometimes reads 3 or 4 fingers when only one is touching it.

    The physical click sometimes doesn’t work, and I have to use the tap-to-click.

    I am in Portugal, so my machine has a 2 year warranty by law. Is this a problem Apple will fix? Or can I do a quick at home repair?
     
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  3. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    I have restarted. It is definitely something up with the trackpad.

    The problem is that sometimes the trackpad comes back to life for, say, 20minutes at a time.

    If I roll up to the Apple Service Provider and can’t show a faulty trackpad, that’s a lot of gas I will burn unnecessarily.
     

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