MacBook won't click on things!


LoveMadWad

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I have a 2008 MacBook running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 (the latest OS my obsolete machine can use). I do not use any external hardware like a keyboard or mouse. I'm only using the trackpad and clicking bar (or whatever you call it).

Intermittently, my computer will stop allowing me to click on things. I can use the keyboard and tab keys to navigate, but it seems like the computer stops recognizing the mouse. There are times when this doesn't happen, especially after the computer has been shut down for several hours, and the mouse works normally.


I have taken my mac to the Apple Store, and it of course worked perfectly fine when the specialist was using it. They ran a diagnostic test, and the only issue was that my battery needs to be replaced soon. However, this problem keeps occurring, and seems to be happening more often.

Does anyone know what might be causing this problem And how I can fix it? I hope to not purchase a new machine anytime soon.
 
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Kaveman

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Try using a mouse for a while and see if it still happens? if it does then it's probably software if not then there is a problem with the hardware.
 

Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

-Is the MacBook a white/black plastic model, or an aluminum unibody model?
-Did you have the battery replaced?

Sometimes this issue can arise if the battery is bulging and pressing against the bottom of the trackpad inside the MacBook. It could happen more after the computer warms up during use.

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