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    Feb 08, 2009
    Unhappy MacBook Pro TrackPad Butttons Stopped Responding
    My MacBook Pro 17" Trackpad button stopped working. I use my laptop everyday and usually have a wireless mac mouse connected but when I wanted to use the laptop by itself the trackpad button stopped working. Any ideas on how to check it? Apple is calling in the morning but wanted to get some work done done. Any hints will be appreciated tremendously.

    Just a note: the keypad and the actual keypad work fine.

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    Dec 20, 2006
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    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    If it's a failure of the button mechanism itself, you'll likely need to have it serviced. But in the meantime, I would enable tap-to-click (and two finger tapping for right-click, if you don't already have it turned on). This way you can just tap the trackpad itself for a click.
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