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  1. #1

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    Apr 04, 2013
    macbook pro trackpad problem
    I have a macbook pro 5,4 with mac OS X vers 10.5.8, 2.53 htz processor core 2 duo with 4 gb 1067 htz DDR3 memory.

    I've had it for several years. trackpad stopped working after a couple years. Actually the cursor works, its just the click enabler that does not work. have to use a mouse.

    Just trying to find out why and if I can fix.


  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 04, 2013
    additional info to my question about trackpad
    some additional info to my trackpad question:

    I have gone into trackpad settings and changed the click and double click options several times and other parameters to no avail.

    I have tried to update OS software and driver software to no avail (maybe I didn't get the right version?).

    I have done searches and have seen that trackpads do seem to have problems, both hardware and software related.

    So, if there is a method to determine mechanical (hardware) vs software, maybe a good step by step procedure is appropriate.


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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    If your trackpad is anything like mine, the click still works -- but only if you click it in JUST the right tiny part.

    My solution to this was to change left-click to tap and right-click to two-finger tap. Works perfectly.

  4. #4

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    Apr 04, 2013
    Re: trackpad problem
    Thanks Chas_m , I'll give it a try.

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