Unibody MacBook Pro models with 13" displays produced from 2009-2012.

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Trackpad click not working

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I bought a trackpad from ifixit for a MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2012 as my old one was lacking sensitivity on the right hand side and couldn't really work it out which was very annoying for the type of things I do.

I replaced it by myself but while it moves, and there is a physical click, it doesn't work. So I can drag it around but that's all.

When installing my old trackpad, works fine (besides the sensitivity issue), tried to swap them around a couple of times, loosen the screws, and nothing happened.

Any ideias or ways to fix it? It probably is a hardware issue, anything I can do or it's just a faulty trackpad?

I bought it as new, but it has some scratches in the lower surface...

Battery is not swollen.

Thanks

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Tried it, didn't work... ifixit will ship a new part!

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Try swapping the ribbon cables from working and non sensitive trackpad to the trackpad that won't let you click. Also, I would create a new user account or boot into a known working environment and see if the issue persists. It will help you isolate further between hardware and software.

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ifixit will send me a new part, looks like it's a defective one.

Thanks for the help

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There is a screw located at the bottom of the trackpad that adjusts the "Click" function, If you replaced the track pad you may need to adjust the screw, it's a T5.

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It might be useless but before posting it back I'd try a Pram reset, just in case..

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