How to fix Macbook Pro Retina trackpad/mousepad not working and unresponsive after waking from sleep mode?

It seems resetting the SMC that handles the current during sleep/wake function of your macbook pro retina might work.


Try force touch click on it – then it becomes alive again without need to restart.

“The Force Touch trackpad lets you Force click by pressing on the trackpad and then applying more pressure.”


Hi dominic,

Thanks for your advise. It worked. Had a chat with apple support and solved it.

“…there’s a component on the computer known as the SMC which controls both the sleep/wake function,And the distribution of the battery’s power,Which would include the current shared with the trackpad and its click button,…..try resetting the SMC….To do this, we’ll need to power down the Mac….While the computer is OFF, we’ll hold down shift, control, option and the computer’s power button, all together for ten seconds……..IF you do this right, the computer SHOULD NOT turn on………And it should reset the SMC, which could fix the situation that you’ve been experiencing about the distribution of your computer’s current as it relates to the sleep/wake function and your trackpad click…..”





How to use an Apple Superdrive on a non-Mac PC on Windows?

You need:

  1. Latest Bootcamp 6 Drivers for Windows 10
  2. If you are an advanced user, you can also sift through this file using Wordpad to find an even updated driver, but the above file in Step 1 will work as of 20181203.
  3. Use 7-Zip or Winrar to open the AppleBcUpdate.exe file.
  4. Head to BootCamp\Drivers\Apple in the file
  5. Run AppleODDInstaller64.exe and install the drivers.
  6. That’s it! Your DVD drive should now appear.




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