11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2010 10:59 AM by saibot216
saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Recently my trackpad had been acting as if it is always pushed down (I'm using an external mouse now). How do I fix this issue?

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
    Try resetting your SMC and PRAM.

    Resetting the System Management Controller >>

    Sounds like it could be a hardware issue to and the keyboard may need to be replaced.




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  • saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Didn't work... or maybe I didn't do it right...
    The keyboard itself works fine, LEDs work properly and so do the keys.
    The trackpad still makes the click sound when I push it, just nothing happens. How could my computer's keyboard go bad after like 2 months.
  • DCGOO Level 3 Level 3 (760 points)
    How could my computer's keyboard go bad after like 2 months.


    Stuff happens...
  • lk22173 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Seems like a hardware failure to me, take it to an apple store and have a genius look at it (set up yoru appointment at apple.com/retail)

    or call 800 275 2273

    They will repair it, since it is still under warranty.
    The thing is, it may not just be a hardware failure with the trackpad, it could be a sign that the logic board is failing. Back up your data as soon as possible.
  • saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    What exactly is the logic board? Sounds a lot like a motherboard, but with an Apple name to it.
    Got my external hard drive right here!
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,880 points)
    Hi saibot216 and welcome to Apple Discussions!

    Logic board on a Mac is the same as motherboard on a PC.

    Best of luck.
  • saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Yah, I'm gonna back up my stuff and then take it in at 2:40... that's when my appointment is. Knowing my luck, it's gonna be something where my computer will be taken out of my hands for like a week or something.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 Level 4 (1,460 points)
    A few months back, the logic board in my MB went bad. I made an appointment at the Genius Bar (the MB was still under AppleCare at the time), and the only reason I had to wait two days to get my MB back was that they had to order the logic board, having run out of the ones they usually keep in stock. My point is that — unless they can't diagnose the problem or they're really busy at your local store — you will probably not have to wait too long to get your MBP back.
  • saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I saw that there were 6 open appointment spots all around when I am going there so, hopefully this gets taken care of quickly. I'm at a point in my school year where I kind of NEED my computer.
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
    Sounds a lot like a motherboard,


    What makes you think the logic board is bad? You said the trackpad does not work. The trackpad is mechanical and part of the keyboard. They are replaced as one unit.






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  • saibot216 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No, I was just saying the name logic board sound like it would be a motherboard.