Trackpad click doesn't work, but tap does.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Guazzo, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Guazzo macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2013
    So this randomly started happening today that my Trackpad doesn't respond to clicks. It does sometimes if I mash it, but mostly it doesn't. The weird thing about this is that my tapping and swiping is working perfectly fine. I've never realized how much I click and drag things before now.

    My Macbook Pro is getting old and is from 2009, if that matters.

    inb4: I've checked my System Preferences (which are normal) and have restarted my Mac.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
  3. Guazzo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2013
    Didn't work, but good to know something like that exists.
  4. smithrh macrumors 68020


    Feb 28, 2009
    I have a standalone trackpad on my iMac, and it gets stuck in the down position from time to time, and when it does, I have symptoms like yours.

    Usually mashing on various locations on the pad will get it to pop back up.

    It doesn't happen often, nor do I have that problem on 2 other MBP trackpads that I have.

    In my case, it clearly feels stuck mechanically.

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