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I spilled a really tiny bit of water on my unibody Macbook trackpad and now it isn't clicking.

At first I was able to click but it wouldn't work sometimes and then it got better and started clicking almost all the time. I watched a 20 minute video and when I was I found out it wasn't clicking at all except for the far right side of it.

I can move the mouse around and everything but it won't click at all on the left side or middle. Please help.
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There isn't much you can do especially since it's water damage and it's a hardware issue.

Either bring it in and have a genius look at it, and they will know it's water damage so don't even try and lie about it. They will give you a quote on the repairs. That's the only way you are going to fix your trackpad. Either that or get a USB mouse.

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I spilled a really tiny bit of water on my unibody Macbook trackpad and now it isn't clicking.

At first I was able to click but it wouldn't work sometimes and then it got better and started clicking almost all the time. I watched a 20 minute video and when I was I found out it wasn't clicking at all except for the far right side of it.

I can move the mouse around and everything but it won't click at all on the left side or middle. Please help.
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There isn't much you can do especially since it's water damage and it's a hardware issue.

Either bring it in and have a genius look at it, and they will know it's water damage so don't even try and lie about it. They will give you a quote on the repairs. That's the only way you are going to fix your trackpad. Either that or get a USB mouse.

Best regards.
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Right now I'm using a mouse, I hate tap to click.

I'm going to try to see if it will dry or if there's any other way to fix it before I take it to Apple.
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Right now I'm using a mouse, I hate tap to click.

I'm going to try to see if it will dry or if there's any other way to fix it before I take it to Apple.
If it stopped working, then the damage is already done. It won't dry.

As for hating tap to click, I can't understand why anyone would want to use the whole track pad as a button. Personal preferences are weird.
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If I press really hard it works but it's only really sensitive on the right side. Is there anyway that I could make it more sensitive without taking it in?

Or does anyone know roughly how much it would cost to get it repaired?
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It's working now! At least temporarily.

I removed the battery and "screwed" around with the screw and now it's clicking completely and is actually a little quieter.
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