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Hey,

Sorry for posting this here, I wasn't sure where I should ask this sort of question, and really I just need some advice. Recently the trackpad on my Macbook Air has started clicking (both left and right), completely randomly. I have ascertained that this must be a hardware issue, as it occurs in both Linux and OSX, and have tried cleaning the trackpad, pressing the top of the trackpad. Above all, it is extremely irritating, and makes general browsing extremely difficult when you don't know which link you're going to click next.

What I can't get my head round is that I have it set so that 'tap to click' is off; I have to physically press the trackpad until it clicks to click

Anyway, I don't want to go to the Apple "Genius" Bar, and have them tell me what I already know, and then that it'll cost £70 or more for a replacement, when I can order a replacement trackpad for closer to £25, and (hopefully) fit it myself. Although maybe they'd be able to offer me something useful? I don't know. Would it be worth opening the thing up, just to see if there's some dirt behind the trackpad or something, causing to mess up?
What would your advice be?

Cheers for any help.
DrMOS
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