Macbooks from Apple are vastly different from other PC laptops in terms of their design. The Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Retina models feature beautiful trackpads with a layer of glass on top. This implementation, besides being astatically pleasing, allows for smooth scrolling, tapping and a host of finger gestures. However, it is not without its flaws. There has been a host of Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Retina Trackpad issues. Dust and moisture sometimes penetrate the microscopic space between the top layer of glass and the electronic sensing mechanism underneath it. Over time, this causes the trackpad to become insensitive, which results in the loss of the clicking function.
In some Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Retina that we have encountered, trackpads issues appear to cause random cursor clicks and movements. In some scenarios, the trackpad could not detect tapping or clicking. Sometimes typing via the keyboard is affected as well – sometimes the keyboard does not respond to typing and the typing lags.
The loss of clicking function with trackpads is common in the Macbook Pro 13 inch unibody models.
Recently, we have seen a slight increase in the number of Macbook Air and Macbook Pro Retina Trackpad issues particularly in the Macbook Air 13 inch 2013 and later models as well as the Macbook Pro 13 inch and 15 inch 2012 – 2015 models.
The implementation of Force Touch trackpads in the newer Macbook and Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch and 15 inch that removes the mechanical clicking mechanism with an electronic taptic engine below the trackpad appears to have resolve trackpad issues.
The taptic engine mimics the clicking function by providing haptic feedback to the user fingers whenever clicking is detected.
To resolve the issues mentioned, trackpad replacements are required. At Mac Plus, we provide replacements with genuine original Apple parts, though our repair rates are 30 to 80 percent lower than Apple Authorised Service Providers.