Touchpad Broken

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jmj2014, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. jmj2014 macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    Apparently my touchpad is depressed so much so that it will not unstick, thus creating a problem as all I can do is right-click. I am in college, so this is bad. I know the problem, but the Apple site says I cannot remove the battery on the 13-inch MBP, and the only way to get it fixed is to wait for the closest thing to an Apple technician we have to trawl through a bunch of other computers problems to fix it. I recently acquired a wireless USB mouse on the premise that it would work since AirMouse does - that doesn't even work. Does anyone know of anything I could do to lessen or alleviate my issue, and would the Bluetooth mouse from the Apple Store work?
  2. No1nfoProvided macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2009
    Why didn't the other USB mouse work? I would assume it would. Also try the tap to click functions to bypass the inability to click with the hardware. I dunno if the depression is causing basically a permanent left click or what, but it shouldn't stop other mice from working with your computer.
  3. jmj2014 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    No idea. The IT guy said that the trackpad is depressed on the dedicated right-click portion of [the trackpad] so the computer is perceives all clicking as right-clicking.

    And even tap to click doesn't work. Thanks for trying, though.

    EDIT: Additionally, all the finger functions (page up/down, scrolling with inertia) work.
  4. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    I had that problem a few weeks ago.
    The little button clicker (it's very small) located under the trackpad had broken.
    I took mine to the Apple Store, and am STILL waiting to pick it up (Yes, it has been 8 days on what they said was a 24-48 hour repair)
    I'd take it there, but hopefully you don't have to wait that long as it has been quite bad without my computer.
  5. jmj2014 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2010
    I've found the problem can be temporarily fixed if I reset my PRAM and NVRAM before I start my computer. However, I need to know of this will damage it or not.

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