ibook track pad problem in 10.3.7

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Johnbmx26, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. Johnbmx26 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I just got a new ibook a couple weeks ago, and upgrade to 10.3.7 today. After it finished and it said to restart, now when i turn on the computer, it says System extension cannot be used "/library/estensions/scrollpad/appleADBMouse.kext" was installed improperly and cannot be used. Now whenever I touch the track pad, an error pops up, and says i have to restart. Also, in system preferences in the mouse and keyboard icon, there is no longer a track pad tab. Right now, im using a usb mouse which works fine.

    I tried downgrading back to 10.3.6 but it says I can't because I have 10.3.7 installed.

    Anyone know whats wrong?

    Thanks,
    John
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Not *sure* that it'll solve your problem, but solution one is to try repairing permissions... because it appears that the application can't use that file for some reason. If you don't know how:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=89736

    If that doesn't work, I'd suggest the file is actually corrupted. I can probably give you a copy of mine and tell you what permissions it's supposed to have.
     
  3. Johnbmx26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. maya macrumors 68040

    maya

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    Use the installer CD or DVD's that came with your iBook. That should get it to a factory install. :)
     
  5. Johnbmx26 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it's wont reinstall without completely erasing the hd.
     
  6. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    not if you archive install.
    But did repairing permissions not work?
    And have you installed some new ram in addition to 10.3.7 upgrade?
     
  7. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000

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    Hmm. Were there errors in the upgrade? Like did it completely finish without saying anything went wrong, or did it end prematurely? I don't know of any way to simply downgrade to a older version, such as 10.3.7 to 10.3.6 as you said, so I think you're going to have to use the CDs. Like abhishekit said, an "Archive and Install" will leave your User folders, data, and that type of thing alone, and will just reinstall the "base" system stuff. The downside, though, is that I think it also gets rid of all your upgrades. Like iTunes would go back to 4.0, etc.
     

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