View Full Version : 12 inch Powerbook Trackpad Porblem

Nov 3, 2006, 04:19 AM
I have a 12inch Powerbook (1.5ghz, 1.25gb ram, 80gb hdd)

Recent apple updates have

a) killed my bluetooth, I can't get it back and no amount of reinstalls or old versions of osx will fix it.

b) this is the one that's really got me:

MY TRACKPAD NOW BEHAVES BADLY! By badly I mean it accelerates movement at ridiculous rates making it very hard to point at anything.

If anyone has any suggestions at all about how to fix the trackpad problem I would really appreciate it.


mad jew
Nov 3, 2006, 08:15 PM
Check the trackpad tracking speed in the Mouse & Keyboard pane of System Preferences. If that doesn't help, then try resetting your trackpad by holding your palm over it for about five seconds. Resetting your PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) might help the Bluetooth issue too. :)

Nov 4, 2006, 03:58 AM
Tried all those suggestions. No fixes.

mad jew
Nov 4, 2006, 06:13 PM
What sort of third party apps (and maybe system modifiers) are you running? If you open a new user account in System Preferences, does the problem occur there too? Is the trackpad problem seemingly related to the PowerBook's temperature?