macbook problem with clicker

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  1. dancks, Jul 12, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2012

    dancks macrumors member

    dancks

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    I know there were a lot of threads like this back around 2007-2008. My computer is a macbook, I got it Christmas 2008 with 10.5.8, installed 10.6.8 on it. Intel Core 2 Duo, etc.

    Ok. I had the problem where the clicker is always stuck: on desktop, it keeps drawing selection rectangles, when I click on something, its hard to deselect and will usually drag it. I tried resetting SMC and other stuff, like:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2539560?start=15&tstart=0
    "1 shutdown
    2 connect power adapter
    3 press and hold left shift + control + option, press power button once, wait 5 seconds
    4 press and hold command + option + r, press power, hold p until second chime"

    I tried resetting the pram using the instruction from apple:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379 didnt work.

    I tried going into trackpad, I turned 2 finger off, and that created the opposite problem. Clicker would hardly click anything. I'm messing with it right now. Only zoom and clicking are selected in Trackpad.

    I tried using the computer with the battery removed because someone mentioned a swollen battery might be the cause. Nope.

    What should I try next?
     
  2. dancks thread starter macrumors member

    dancks

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    K THANKS FOR THE ALL THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE GUYS YOU'VE BEEN SO HELPFUL

    Anyway I saw the guy at geek squad, he said the most likely problem is hardware and that I might need to replace the part. He himself couldn't do anything about it.

    A topcase is kinda expensive I was wondering if there was an alternative.

    Is it possible to buy and install just the trackpad specific part?
     
  3. AshMan macrumors regular

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  4. dancks thread starter macrumors member

    dancks

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    Went to the store, damn thing worked fine when the technician came over and started messing with it. She said if I wanted to I could get the topcase replaced for free since I got in under 4 years ago. I said I would take it home, see if it happens again and if it does take them up on the offer. I kinda want to buy my own topcase so I can keep the original and screw around with it see what the problem is.
     
  5. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd take the new topcase.

    It won't be much longer before apple stops replacing them for free.
     

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