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    Hi all,

    New poster here but I opened up my MacBook today and found the trackpad like this [hopefully attatched picture!]. I have been nothing but careful with it as I got a MacBook Pro recently and the MacBook has been kept in it's case in a drawer when not being used!





    Wondered if anyone knows what would cause this to happen?! Only used it a few days ago and all was in working order!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushingboots View Post

    Wondered if anyone knows what would cause this to happen?! Only used it a few days ago and all was in working order!!
    My best guess is...there's a retaining/adjustment screw that's part of the "no button" trackpad. Maybe it came loose or fell out.

    Was this MacBook dropped?

    On the other hand...those two chips in the topcase (bottom of trackpad in the photo)...looks like someone was prying with a small screwdriver...causing the damage to the topcase!

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    There's only 2 logical conclusions, it's been abused or the battery has swollen breaking the 2 protusions holding the front of the trackpad in and allowing it to be pushed up. Never seen one like this before.
    Steve
    UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by techiesteve View Post
    ...the battery has swollen breaking the 2 protusions holding the front of the trackpad in and allowing it to be pushed up. Never seen one like this before.
    Great observation! "Pushing up" from below would cause that breakage of the topcase...which I thought could have been due to someone prying with a screwdriver.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Thank you for the responses, I have now figured out that it is the battery that has swollen pushing this out. It has become a lot worse overnight and I'm now quite concerned that it may burst. Have booked a Genius Bar appointment for this evening to get it seen to as this cannot be healthy and I don't think it should have swollen so badly overnight!




    As for the laptop, it's been lovingly looked after for the last three years! Never dropped, always in a case!

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