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Trackpad does not register my clicks?

My 4,1 MacBook's trackpad is not registrating my clicks. I can move the mouse but I cannot click. I have enbabled tap to click but it seems to be "disabled" when the trackpad button stops registrating clicks. This problem has persisted for a while and I was able to solve it by tapping on the trackpad button until it works again but today this solution is not working for me.

This might be a software and hardware problem but I have no idea what to do now.

- I have reset the PRAM

- I removed the battery to check if it is pushing the trackpad button In some way

- I held the power button for 10 secs with battery removed

I have do e everything I could think of short of going to the apple repair centre. I read somewhere they replace the top cover for White MacBooks for free because it is prone to defects/chipping etc

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Mac osx 10.6.6


Connected an external mouse, only right click works


I also ran fsck, fixed the volume, problem still persisting. Probably not software problem.


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Boot up from your system installation disk, hold down "C" key on start up. See if the problem persists to determine if the problem is hardware or software. If software, reinstall the system.

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I'm having the exact same problem as you. even with the USB mouse and only the right button works. Its not a software issue. I already reinstalled the OS and still the same problem. from what i have read it looks like either ill need to replace the trackpad or the top case. I even went and adjusted the screw on the trackpad that controls the trackpad buttons sensitivity. still no luck. I also read about someone saying that the battery could be bulging and pressing on the trackpad buttons.. Thats not it either since i have taken the battery out and Im running it with it just plugged in. So hopefully helps you out on what not to waste your time on trying.

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