My trackpad and keyboard have become completely unresponsive. Brought it to apple store twice now; first time they reseated cables and told me it was fixed but it wasn't. I can plug in my mouse and use the cursor but can't use keyboard Only power button works. As such I can't past password screen to try any of the recommendations in the article.
This has been going on for 2 weeks now and apple store doesn't have any technicians at weekend. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Of course none of your simple options fixed my trackpad. I guess I must admit my machine is probably past it's useful life span. Trackpad works on the top, but not in the middle or bottom - sort of like me.
Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge, which has been very useful. I had issue with tap to click since I installed OS Sierra and your solution above just worked for me. Thank you. Come on guys!!! Who are we kidding??? The over-riding problem with Macbook trackpads is in their design. They accumulate all sorts of gunk around them and need to be thoroughly cleaned about once a year. This is a a really annoying problem and one that Apple seem to be in denial about. Solving the problem requires the tricky operation of removing the trackpad, cleaning it and replacing it.
Well done Apple Please get your heads out of the sand and fix this design fault. Spraying WD40 electronic contact cleaner non-conductive onto the sides of the trackpad may help temporarily. These seem like great suggestions, but none of them will work because my track pad is completely dead in the water! I can't click anything and it's not responding to the actual mouse that's connected either.
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It was working great yesterday and now, nothing. I'm in the same situation as you.
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A USB connected mouse worked for me a couple of hours ago but now that one won't work either. It's like my Macbook has decided navigating should no longer be an option Basically the 'right click' doesn't function. Just happened as I flew from Montreal to Chicago. Maybe the battery did the swelling thing or maybe being to rough with it over the years has taken its toll. Not fun to use without this funtion.
My trackpad keeps trying to select things on my screen. It is as if I have clicked and dragged but i haven't and I can't "release" the click therefore can't click on anything else. Restarting my computer fixes it for a time but it seems to be getting worse. I fear this is a hardware problem but the closest Apple store is 8 hours away! My MacBook Air trackpad has twice stopped clicking, becoming then responsive to touch only when my Mac was hand held or rested on an edge of a desk or counter such that the trackpad portion was suspended over the edge. The first time, after a few days of working only when aloft, my trackpad to my relief resumed clicking and again worked normally anywhere for a year I have a Macbook Air early and the trackpad and keyboard refuse to work under mac os.
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Tried Safe Boot Nothing. Made a super duper backup of my system and wiped everything and reinstalled Yosemite. I have a MBPr 13" late Battery was replaced within the last 6 months, so I don't think it's that Right not it feels like there is a grain of sand under the front left corner away from the keyboard, right where you would "left-click".
So it doesn't press down fully when "clicking. Any thoughts? It doesn't seem to be affected by moving the computer around at all. And I haven't been to the beach either.
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Trackpad of my Macbook, stopped working properly. It's clicking, moving fast, zoom in, zoom out but I can't select. Any help??? Basically, the trackpad doesn't seem to click at all now when I attempt to click, or it is very difficult to push down on the trackpad to obtain a click response. Any ideas?
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Same as Lynda, these suggestions look great but all rely on being able to navigate somewhere anywhere to check and change settings but with no click function I can move my mouse but can't select ANYTHING. Starting with how to access keyboard controls would be super helpful. Plugging in a mouse makes NO difference. I have a Mcbook with Windows Well, the problem occurred after I made the system upgrade. It works after reboot. I have the same problem. As above, mouse worked for a while then it stopped - so now what? Additionally, I did take it to independant store and they said I probably needed a new motherboard.
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Something Disappeared From Your Mac? Feb 23, AM. I too. Works great. I am on deadline and cannot tolerate this nonsense. All other got hot and were sketchy with tracking a normal wireless mouse. Hope that helps you get through this problem until Apple considers a real fix. Mar 3, PM. More Less.
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Browse Search. Ask a question. Peripherals Speciality level out of ten: 1. Hello, My Magic Mouse was working fine, one day I put my Macbook Pro to sleep for a couple of days, and when I came back to it the mouse wasn't responding to clicks! The only way to take back control of the trackpad is to turn off Magic Mouse.
All replies Drop Down menu. Loading page content. User profile for user: seventy one seventy one. Notebooks Speciality level out of ten: Feb 13, AM in response to seventy one In response to seventy one Tried it, it's blank, and the trackpad already moves the mouse pointer, but it doesn't solve the actual problem which is the mouse not clicking.