12 inch Powerbook Trackpad Porblem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by salmon06, Nov 3, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Salmon
     
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    mad jew

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    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 might help the Bluetooth issue too. :)
     
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    mad jew

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    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?
     

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