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Trackpad Clicking Randomly Unresponsive

Discussion in 'Apple Mac' started by Synt4xError, Dec 11, 2011.

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  1. Synt4xError

    Synt4xError Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2009

    I am having an issue with my Macbook Pro.

    Recently I have been having an issue with my laptop where my trackpad will be unresponsive, mainly when I first start the computer up. When I say trackpad, I am talking about the clicking of the mouse won't work. The mouse moves around but won't click on anything. It rarely happens when I am using the computer. It seems to happen when I am doing a fresh boot up.

    I have to press and hold the power button to restart the computer, once it restarts from a shutdown it works. BUT thats only after I HOLD down the power button to power off.

    The keyboard works when the trackpad clicking feature doesn't. I can press Command + Option + Esc and have the force quit menu popup, make my selection with the arrow keys, and press enter if I wanted to quit an application. When I hover the pointer over the force quit X to close the window, it doesn't do anything, just hovers. I can press ESC on the keyboard to make the force quit box disappear.

    Does anyone know how I can fix this?

    I think it has to be a software I have installed, but I have no way of telling. I deleted all the apps in my login items under accounts.

    Does anyone have any other ideas?????

  2. Beafle


    Dec 26, 2011
    You could try just getting a can of compressed air and spraying it around the touchpad. Is the computer in a particularly dusty environment?
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