The larger of Apple's MacBook Air laptops featuring dual microphones and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Keyboard and Track Pad random works

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Yesterday the keyboard and the trackpad of my MBA 2013 stopped working simultaneously.

Today, keyboard and the trackpad has worked only for 10 minutes. I only could do clicks with the trackpad but the keyword worked fine.

Could you please shed some light here? As I understand, the keyboard and trackpad has separate connectors.

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The machine should run OK with the battery disconnected.

Here's how to replace the battery: MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013 Battery Replacement

Also try using an external USB keyboard and mouse to help isolate the problem.

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This may be caused by a swelling battery - if so it is a dangerous condition and needs to be looked into or eliminated as the cause right away - Li-Ion batteries in this condition are dangerous and could start a fire.

It has been know to happen that a swelling battery presses on, can pinch or otherwise short the trackpad cable.

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how can I check if it a battery problem?, Also can I disconect the battery and use MBA only with the AC?

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You have to look at the battery with a Mark I eyeball - swelling should be evident at the edges.

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Thanks everybody.

I am trying to buy a screwdriver in order to check it. I'll keep you updated

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