Touchpad Button

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Nexrus, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Nexrus macrumors newbie

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    Feb 17, 2008
    #1
    Here recently my touchpad button has been getting harder and harder to push. Nothing is visibly wrong with it... it almost feels like something sticky (soda, juice, etc) has been spilt in it... but Im the only one that uses it and thats not the problem. Any advice? Thanks
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

    techound1

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    Mar 3, 2006
    #2
    There's a physical obstruction of some kind stuck under or near the edge. If it's not a liquid, it can be a food particle or even a mat of hair (I recently repaired a hair-gunked trackpad and it still give me the willies). The darndest things can find their way down there.

    The good news is, it's relatively easy to pop the top and blow it with canned air. Take a look at ifixit.com for instructions.
     

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