Trackpad not responding

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poloQC, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. poloQC macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I have a PowerBook G4 1.67 and for no apparent reason the trackpad stopped working.

    I tried to repair permissions, reset the PRAM and the and PMU.

    The first time I tried resetting the PRAM and PMU. The trackpad worked for a little while and then stopped again.

    Tried once more the reset process, but it doesn't do it anymore.

    Anybodu can help?
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Do you have a mouse or another USB/Firewire/Bluetooth device connected? :)
     
  3. Nicolasdec macrumors 65816

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    I whould pugin a external mouse and then try it.
     
  4. poloQC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I connect a USB mouse it works fine, but it has no effect on the trackpad.

    Once again, for no apparent reason, the trackpad now works partialy or for short periods of time. But it doesn't work smoothly. It jerks or scrolls the window like I was using 2 fingers which I'm not...
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    When it happens again, hold your palm on the trackpad for about five seconds to reset it. Does this help? :)
     
  6. poloQC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks mad jew! The palm thing did it. It is so simple I feel a little bit stupid... How come I never read anything about how to reset the trackpad??? Thanks anyway!:)
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  8. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    this is happening to my brother's ibook, i tried the palm thing and it didn't work... any other ideas..
    Thanks
    Josh
     
  9. deorg macrumors 6502

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    my trackpad does not work, tried everything, were can i buy the parts, and what parts do I have to purchase (is a powerbook g4 17inch)

    thx 2 everyone
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's in the user manual, not that anyone reads those things. ;)

    You have to buy new upper case. Since I have not idea which 17" G4 you have, I can't specify any specifics.
     
  11. deorg macrumors 6502

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    sorry Ive got to be a bit more specific powerbook g4 17 inch 1.5ghz 512ram (already upgraded to 2gb)

    Any cheap place online I could buy the upper case...
     

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