Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong
shadesong

AUGH.

Help?

My computer's trackpad will not single-click. Any attempt at single-clicking produces double- or triple-clicking.

As you can imagine, this renders it borderline unusable.

No, just pretty much unusable.

And Adam can't figure out why.

It's a MacBook, not pro, not aluminum. Yes, it's a few years old. No, I cannot afford a new computer. Yes, I have my old backup laptop, but I can't haul both on my trip, and the old one doesn't have enough room for my in-progress writing - we never did figure out the memory problem on it, and now we just don't have *time* to figure it out.

Using a USB mouse for now, but that's really unwieldy, and will be even more so on the plane.

Any ideas?

(Please excuse me if this accidentally posts eight times.)

EDIT: Have checked for battery bulge, and it isn't that. The trackpad controller is beneath the battery, but we don't know enough about it to mess with it; don't want to make things worse! We can try canned air when I get to Florida. Adam blew on it for now, and it is now not double-clicking *every* time, so hopefully canned air will clear it right up.
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