Model A1297 Unibody: Early 2009, Mid 2009, Mid 2010, Early 2011 & Late 2011

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Trackpad tracking and clicking failures

I'm not sure if this is 1, 2, or more issues. For a while I noticed my trackpad would stop sensing my finger during drags of files/folders/etc.

I also noticed that 3 of the 4 corners now don't even click.

Any ideas if this just needs a cleaning, a new part, or?

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First check to see if the battery is swollen.

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battery is not swollen. i actually have a new one I was planning to install, but may abort if this trackpad issue isnt fixable. i recently installed a new disc drive and there was no battery swelling.

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Well check it again. This just doesn't happen unless you spilled something on the trackpad and these batteries can work for years and go bad in a couple of days. Trackpad failures are very few. Removed the battery and boot from the just the mag-safe if you can and see if the issue persists.

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It occurred prior to my last opening and replacement of disc drive. i saw nothing strange at the time. Are you saying remove the INTERIOR parts, or remove magsafe charger cable?

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Remove the battery. Boot with just the adapter attached and check the trackpad action with the battery out.

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I finally had time to install my new battery, and the trackpad issues are gone. The battery had swollen on one end, on the "up" side where I could not see it when the case was open, until it was removed from case. I now have a problem a the new battery is NOT being recognized, but I will post that elsewhere.

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