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Old Sep 25, 2012, 05:23 PM   #1
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2011 MBA trackpad freezes when USB plugged in <-- android file transfer the culprit

It only happens for a few seconds before I can use the trackpad again, but it's been doing it all the time. Anyone else?

Think an SMC reset would help this?

oh, and on 10.8.2.

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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resetting NVRAM and PRAM fixed it

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Old Sep 26, 2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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resetting NVRAM and PRAM fixed it

Awesome, that means I get to do this today, too.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:11 AM   #4
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still doing it :/

oh well. at least it only temporarily freezes and then comes right back.
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 05:44 AM   #5
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I have the same problem on my MBP 2010 only sometimes I never regain control of the trackpad and end up having to hard reset :/
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:21 PM   #6
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Me too...

Me too on 2009 13inch MBP running 10.8.2.

It only started a couple months ago and I can't figure it out. I might try the PRAM and NVRAM reset just in case.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 01:45 PM   #7
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so resetting PRAM (NVRAM?) worked for me. Let's hope the fix sticks but at least I have a temporary fix. Thanks for the tip!
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 05:22 PM   #8
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still doing it :/

oh well. at least it only temporarily freezes and then comes right back.
Odd question, but do you happen to have Android File Transfer installed? That's what the problem was for me, removing it fixed me right up. I saw the solution in another thread on here.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:23 AM   #9
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Actually yes I do. But I'm probably just going to have to deal with it then. I need android file transfer.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 07:32 AM   #10
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happens on my MBP 2011. after a while, I get it back
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 08:36 AM   #11
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Corrupt USB device. Ditch it.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 11:19 AM   #12
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Corrupt USB device. Ditch it.
Right. I'll just go ahead and discard my mouse, keyboard, cell phone, external hard drive, and ~12 separate flash drives.
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Old Feb 23, 2013, 11:41 PM   #13
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I know this thread is a few months old now, but in weeks of searching this is the ONLY mention of the exact problem I am having with my new (fall 2012) 15" retina display MBP.

It happens when any USB device that mounts a drive is plugged in.

Did anyone figure out the cause / find a solution?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 01:06 AM   #14
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I know this thread is a few months old now, but in weeks of searching this is the ONLY mention of the exact problem I am having with my new (fall 2012) 15" retina display MBP.

It happens when any USB device that mounts a drive is plugged in.

Did anyone figure out the cause / find a solution?
Do you have Android File Transfer installed by chance?
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 06:18 PM   #15
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Do you have Android File Transfer installed by chance?
I do. Is it definitely causing it? Seems stupid because I never had this issue until I had a software update that specifically said it should fix something to do with USB devices but it actually started doing this. I'm on 10.8.2 on mid 2012 11" MBA.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 11:05 PM   #16
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I do. Is it definitely causing it? Seems stupid because I never had this issue until I had a software update that specifically said it should fix something to do with USB devices but it actually started doing this. I'm on 10.8.2 on mid 2012 11" MBA.
AFT was causing the problem for me, and for several others in similar threads. I removed it and the problem went away. If you can manage without Android File Transfer, you can try removing it and see if your problem resolves.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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Thanks, just asked a friend who was having the same problem on a 2009 MBP on ML if removing 'Android File Transfer' fixed it for him (since he recently tried out a Nexus 7) and he said it worked.

So I did the same on my machine and expect the same results.

I never could isolate it because I tried out my first Android, the Galaxy Nexus, in the middle of last summer; same time as ML release.

So I always attributed it to the OS, not some particular app or functionality.

Thanks!

I updated original post title so people don't have to sift through this read for a quick solution.
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Old Mar 1, 2013, 11:33 PM   #18
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Hmmm, it still seems to be doing it even after AppZapping android file transfer.
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Old Mar 3, 2013, 05:34 AM   #19
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I've been suffering from this issue for a while already and it seems this is the only thread I could ever found that talks about it. Yes I've been using ATF and yes I've removed it. While it seems to have solved the issue most of the time, the freezes still comes back sporadically when I plug in an USB device. Not sure what else I can do to make it go away totally
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 06:59 AM   #20
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though the thread is quite old: i just removed the android-thingy from the startup objects and now it works. thanks for the help.
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Old Mar 8, 2014, 10:52 AM   #21
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It's not Android

Well I don't know about you guys but I have an iPhone with no Android do no need or Android File transfer. It's stalling whenever I plug in a USB device to my MBP

It's longer than 3 seconds maybe about 10, then when it clears it will come back randomly.

I have a 15" MBP 2.6GHz
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OS X Lion 10.7

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