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A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair


A2179 Macbook Air with not clicking right side of the trackpad. We repaired it by cleaning the oxidation and recreating a bridge over the destroyed trace.
A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair

This article is not educational material. It is instead a showcase of the services we offer.

Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect from such repairs.

In case you have a similar device and need repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage, requiring whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost of the Repair.

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A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair
A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Fault

The trackpad on new generation Macbooks has two inductive circles which provide haptic feedback when clicked. Unlike previous magnetic charger generation Macbooks, which had a button in the middle.

USB-C Model Macbook Trackpad Mechanism

This mechanism contains a glass surface where the user clicks and electronics underneath which engage coils to respond back with vibration when clicked.

After a liquid spillage over the Macbook trackpad or/and Macbook Keyboard, we see the trackpad moving or jumping erratically.

At other times like this, the A2179 Macbook arrived with Not Clicking Trackpad for a Repair in our Adelaide workshop. The trackpad is functioning fine but not clicking on the right side.

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair Process

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair
A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair – Removed Trackpad

This results from Liquid Damage and requires a Macbook Liquid Damage Repair in Adelaide.

Most of the time, we can repair the trackpad depending on the extent of the damage by performing either only Macbook Liquid Clean or Macbook Electronic Repair.

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair
A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair – Under a microscope

If we look at the trackpad under a Microscope, we can see the extent of the oxidation over one of the taptic coils. The blueish and greenish material is oxidation caused by liquid damage over electronics.

After spilled liquid over electronics dies out, it turns into residue. This residue keeps corroding within the device, the same as rust corrodes on metal and keeps destroying copper traces that it may have spilled over.

It doesn’t take years to corrode but minutes or hours, unlike rust. Hence we highly advise following our FAQ regarding spilled liquid on a Macbook if electronic savvy. Otherwise, bring it to IT-Solve to get it Repaired ASAP.

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair

Unlike cleaning oxidation from a trackpad, this process requires electronic work such as soldering and recreating traces. Hence falls under Logic Board Repair Category.

A2179 Macbook ready to fit repaired trackpad
A2179 Macbook ready to fit repaired trackpad

With a repaired trackpad, we are ready to assemble the Macbook. But before we do so, we want to test the keyboard and run an eye on the internals to ensure there is no liquid residue over other electronics.

The last test ensures the keyboard also functions as liquid landed directly over it.

Successful A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair

A2179 Macbook Not Clicking Trackpad Repair
Assembled and Repaired A2179 Macbook came for a Not Clicking Trackpad Repair

This process is complete within a day or two in our Adelaide Mac Repair Workshop, depending on the complexity of the damage and parts availability.

We post some shorts of our repairs on our social media channels. You can watch the process there if interested.

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Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Macbook or Laptop is causing trouble and you need a Laptop & Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your Device repaired.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Mac, Laptops and Electronics Repairs. We will do our best to repair your Device quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in Repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. We do it by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Laptop and Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Laptops having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs, we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Laptops we Repair. Check some of our Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.

Quite often, we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. So if we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Laptop or Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half cost of a Device, ready to be spent on another one. If the time comes or our need for performance changes.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Laptop or Macbook from polluting our only Planet.

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