MPB trackpad issue?

dmetz283

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Jan 14, 2010
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I just notice this in the last few weeks. My trackpad on my MBP 13" (2009) has been feeling weird when I use it. The right side is a little lower than the left side. Also pressing down on the right side feels awkward and sometimes does not work right. Also the left side also feels awkward to use.

Do I need to have it replaced?
 

Xcallibur

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I just notice this in the last few weeks. My trackpad on my MBP 13" (2009) has been feeling weird when I use it. The right side is a little lower than the left side. Also pressing down on the right side feels awkward and sometimes does not work right. Also the left side also feels awkward to use.

Do I need to have it replaced?
If its bothering you so much that you feel its hindering the productivity of yourself/piece of mind whilst using it, then take it in store and see what they will do.
 

sweetbrat

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Jun 17, 2009
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I'd take it to the Apple Store to get checked out. There's been a few cases where people said it was hard to click on their trackpad, and it ended up being because the battery underneath was swelling. Not trying to freak you out, but it would be good to take it in to get looked at.
 

dmetz283

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I'd take it to the Apple Store to get checked out. There's been a few cases where people said it was hard to click on their trackpad, and it ended up being because the battery underneath was swelling. Not trying to freak you out, but it would be good to take it in to get looked at.
What do you mean by "swelling" battery?
 

sweetbrat

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The battery is located under the trackpad. In rare cases the battery can have problems which can cause it to swell. That causes it to put pressure on the trackpad, making it feel different. Sometimes harder to push, less responsive, etc. I'm not saying that's what's wrong with your trackpad, but it's a good reason to take it to Apple and have it checked out.
 

rookpsu

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Genius Bar FTW

FWIW - I was having a similar issue with my 2011 MBA. The left side seemed to sit high at times and occasionally the clicks were unresponsive.

I didn't have Apple Care but I still fell within the 1 year parts and labor.

Genius bar took my MBA into the back and swapped out the trackpad. 20 minutes in and out.
 

dmetz283

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Jan 14, 2010
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Okay I just had the battery and trackpad replaced at the apple genius bar. Took about 1-2 days.

Now I am having an issue with left clicking. Sometimes it takes a couple of clicks to left click on something.

Other times it fine.

right clicking is fine.

What can I do?
 

Nabooly

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Okay I just had the battery and trackpad replaced at the apple genius bar. Took about 1-2 days.

Now I am having an issue with left clicking. Sometimes it takes a couple of clicks to left click on something.

Other times it fine.

right clicking is fine.

What can I do?
Try taking your battery out and clicking the trackpad. I'm having these same problems. I'm not sure if it's because of the battery as someone mentioned above, or if the screw for the trackpad is loose/too tight. I'll be getting a T6 screw driver tomorrow and finding out.
 

dmetz283

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Okay just got it back from apple today and everything looks fine. They replaced the logic board and track pad.

I am notcing that when I right click on something it also left clicks in the right click menu.

IE: in firefox I right click on a image it selects something from the context menu even when I don't want to click on it.

Does that make sense? Is it an easy fix?

UPDATE
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It appears that the right click is also functioning as a left click in the right menu.
 
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