Macbook Air literally gone crazy!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by godessofsarc, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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
     
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    NutsNGum

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    Probably a misfiring trackpad. Send/Take it back.

    (Assuming it's new)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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)
     
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    NutsNGum

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  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My technical knowledge is very limited so... repeat in english plz? :)
     
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    NutsNGum

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    Your internal storage may be on its last legs.
     
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    3dflyboy1

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    SSD= solid state drive
    HDD= hard disk drive

    Maybe your storage drive is defective in addition to or instead of the trackpad.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apparently i have 70.8 gb left free in my macintosh hd
     
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    NutsNGum

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    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.
     
  10. godessofsarc, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anything I can do about it from home?
     
  11. FJB
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    I didn't catch how old your MBA was...

    Specs for your machine would be helpful :)
     
  12. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Macbook Air2,1
    Mac OS X
    version 10.6.8
    processor: 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 duo
    Memory 2 GB MHz DDR3
     
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    johnhurley

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    Why don't you plug in an external usb mouse and see if it works better?
     
  14. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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 :(
     
  15. macrumors regular

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    Take it. to. the. Apple. Store.
     

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