Trackpad Lag

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andcraig, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. andcraig macrumors regular

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    #1
    So, i just noticed this about..a week ago.
    Sometimes after leaving my computer for a bit...when i get back the trackpad acts goofy.
    It's barely responsive, lags, and needs to be almost warmed up to being used.
    After running my finger on it for about 30 seconds it finally starts working, and during continual use its fine.

    Just kinda a weird thing, maybe static electricity's affecting it (all that static does build up since its winter and all)

    any ideas anyone?
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    May 2, 2005
    #2
    My PowerBook kept shocking me, and then the trackpad wouldn't work. Eventually, I started to ground myself on a metal plate before I touch my PowerBook.

    maybe that would help?
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    It's pretty drastic but when my track pad is playing up (iBook G4), I reset the PMU. It works every time, but it may be overkill. :)
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Hey, thanks mad jew; I had a customer call me with a dead iBook trackpad and the linked procedure worked a treat.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    No problems. From what I've seen, P2P apps play havoc with track pads. I don't use any so I haven't done too many tests, but nevertheless the relationship's interesting if a little eerie.
     

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