Sticky Buttons
November 14, 2007 10:47 PM   Subscribe

AAAAH!! My iBook G4 trackpad button is stuck! Help!

My iBook fell off my desk, on the back. Didn't sound like it would be a problem, but now my trackpad button's stuck. I've tried prying it up, but no avail. Sure I can click on the pad itself, but I prefer the big button. Any help? Suggestions? Do I really need to go out to Ardmore to the nearest Apple Store? I don't have AppleCare, but it *is* a refurb... that I bought over a year ago...

posted by SansPoint to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
Only super advanced Mac repair people know the tragic secrets to opening iBooks, for the purpose of fixing their innards.

So it will need repair, by all accounts, and you will need to bring it to the shop if you want to use the big button.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:21 PM on November 14, 2007

Here's how you take it apart but it'll require special tools and I'm sure once you get it all popped open and take a look at the button in question, you'll find that something got snapped/broken underneath it that you can't fix.

In case those instructions don't apply to your particular iBook there's more options here
posted by revmitcz at 12:47 AM on November 15, 2007

Okay, you know what? I panicked. For some reason, a few hours later, it works fine. I did give it a good thump with the heel of my hand, but I don't know if that was what did it.

Sorry to waste a perfectly good Ask MeFi question.
posted by SansPoint at 9:00 AM on November 15, 2007

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