All of a sudden, my Macbook Air is no longer letting me highlight or click on things. The keyboard itself is working great, and my computer hasn't slowed down. Any suggestions?

  • Have you tried a mouse?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 15:53

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If the trackpad is not physically broken, it is most likely that the batteries have started to swell (as they usually do in older computers). You should probably go to the nearest Apple Store and have your computer looked at. If it is not taken care of, the batteries will expand enough to damage the case of the computer (see below) and possibly become an explosion hazard.

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