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godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 04:49 PM
Excuse the vague title, but there is no better way to explain what's happening with my MBA.

As I type (on my good old reliable LG god-knows-what) the mouse on my MBA has gone completely biserk - jumping around the screen, opening any applications it hovers over.

This is after a restart.

This happened about 4 or 5 days ago. I didnt install, download or change anything on it for this to start happening. I've searched the web to try and find something similar but I cant :(

I just did some security update (sorry dont remember the details) but it didnt make it any better.

Anyone out there have any input??


Thanks in advance :D



NutsNGum
Oct 12, 2011, 04:52 PM
Probably a misfiring trackpad. Send/Take it back.

(Assuming it's new)

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 04:55 PM
It's not just the trackpad, I think the entire system is corrupt or something.
It's jerky and slow and completely unusable.
I've had it for almost 2 years and I've never had a problem (except for it getting a bit slow when it over heats)

NutsNGum
Oct 12, 2011, 04:57 PM
SSD/HDD Death?

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 04:59 PM
My technical knowledge is very limited so... repeat in english plz? :)

NutsNGum
Oct 12, 2011, 05:00 PM
Your internal storage may be on its last legs.

3dflyboy1
Oct 12, 2011, 05:01 PM
My technical knowledge is very limited so... repeat in english plz? :)

SSD= solid state drive
HDD= hard disk drive

Maybe your storage drive is defective in addition to or instead of the trackpad.

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 05:04 PM
Apparently i have 70.8 gb left free in my macintosh hd

NutsNGum
Oct 12, 2011, 05:15 PM
Apparently i have 70.8 gb left free in my macintosh hd

The space you have remaining is not important. You could have 99% of your Hard drive free and it could be exhibiting similar behaviour.

I think it sounds like your hard drive is on its way out. I'd suggest taking a trip to the genius bar.

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 05:22 PM
Is there anything I can do about it from home?

FJB
Oct 12, 2011, 05:33 PM
Specs for your machine would be helpful :)

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 05:36 PM
Macbook Air2,1
Mac OS X
version 10.6.8
processor: 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 duo
Memory 2 GB MHz DDR3

johnhurley
Oct 12, 2011, 06:00 PM
Excuse the vague title, but there is no better way to explain what's happening with my MBA.

As I type (on my good old reliable LG god-knows-what) the mouse on my MBA has gone completely biserk - jumping around the screen, opening any applications it hovers over.

This is after a restart.

This happened about 4 or 5 days ago. I didnt install, download or change anything on it for this to start happening. I've searched the web to try and find something similar but I cant :(

I just did some security update (sorry dont remember the details) but it didnt make it any better.

Anyone out there have any input??


Thanks in advance :D

Why don't you plug in an external usb mouse and see if it works better?

godessofsarc
Oct 12, 2011, 06:02 PM
Why don't you plug in an external usb mouse and see if it works better?

I really dont think it's a mouse problem.

I have to note that it just worked perfectly for about 45 mins and now its gone crazy again :(

CardboardGiant
Oct 12, 2011, 07:22 PM
I really dont think it's a mouse problem.

I have to note that it just worked perfectly for about 45 mins and now its gone crazy again :(

Take it. to. the. Apple. Store.