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-Long story short on our used mac book air .....daughter said "no KP and no Track pad" I read where some folks press down real hard and it works ? ours DID . So I removed the bottom cover EASY EASY 3 screws to lift battery and expose track pad.....what I found was a small piece of waded up tissue ( size of dime ) smashed flat near the left side under batt. while looking at it . I tightened all the screws seated all the ribbon cables removed the piece of tissue ....and now it did not work at all ( even pressing hard )
+Long story short on our used MacBook Air: Daughter said: "The keyboard & trackpad stopped working"
-So I removed the back again dropped the little piece of tissue where it was originally placed AND folded 1/2 of a standard kleenex to place under battery ??between battery and track pad to act as a spacer ?? PERHAPS APPLYING MORE PRESSURE TO TRACKPAD ? everything works as intended now Keyboard and Trackpad work perfect...It's as if the track pad needed something to act as a spacer ???
+I read where some folks had found press down hard on the case to fix things. So I removed the bottom cover, 3 screws to lift battery to expose trackpad.
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+What I found was a small piece of waded up tissue (size of dime) smashed flat near the left side under battery, removed the piece of tissue. I tightened all the screws seated all the ribbon cables now it did not work at all (even pressing hard).
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+So I removed the bottom cover again dropped the little piece of tissue where it was originally placed & folded 1/2 of a standard kleenex to place under battery. Between battery and trackpad to act as a spacer.
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+Perhaps applying more pressure to the trackpad was what was needed here. Everything works as intended now! Keyboard & trackpad work perfectly.
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+It's as if the trackpad needed something to act as a spacer

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Original post by: markanderson600 ,

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Long story short on our used mac book air .....daughter said "no KP and no Track pad"  I read where some folks press down real hard and it works ? ours DID . So I removed the bottom cover EASY EASY 3 screws to lift battery and expose track pad.....what I found was a small piece of waded up tissue ( size of dime ) smashed flat near the left side under batt. while looking at it . I tightened all the screws seated all the ribbon cables removed the piece of tissue ....and now it did not work at all ( even pressing hard )

So I removed the back again dropped the little piece of tissue where it was originally placed AND folded 1/2 of a standard kleenex to place under battery ??between battery and track pad to act as a spacer ?? PERHAPS APPLYING MORE PRESSURE TO TRACKPAD ? everything works as intended now Keyboard and Trackpad work perfect...It's as if the track pad needed something to act as a spacer ???

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