Trackpad issues/pointer of my mouse moves on its own

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by redsloth, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi All

    I have a MBP 15,5 with Lion on it
    Since a couple of weeks the click of the trackpad doesn't work anymore
    I realized that the pointer of the mouse was also moving on its own... do you think it's related?
    Can it be a hack?

    I also turned off AirPort, and the pointer kept moving (and I was like 1ft away from my MBP, so I definitely didn't touch it)

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    what is an MBP 15,5?

    Maybe your battery is swelling and pressing on the trackpad from below. That could be a reason for the click to stop working.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well in the "System Info" it says MBP5,5 but I'm pretty sure it's the 15,5 model (bought mid 2009)
    is there a known hardware failure for these models?
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    Well, MBP5,5 is a model number, while a MBP15,5 does not exist (yet).

    I'm not aware of any very common hardware failures for this model. Either the battery is expanding, or the touchpad just broke. You can take off the bottom cover and have a look at the battery. Or take it to apple.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    and for the mouse clicking on its own, what do you think?
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    This might be a long shot, but does somebody else have access to control your Mac? They could be messing with you. Turn off screen sharing and see if the problem continues.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my firewall is on "All ingoing connections blocked" (except core services) and all shared services are turned off
    so I'm just being really paranoid I guess
     

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