Trackpad on Macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DanielGilbert, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. DanielGilbert macrumors member

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    Well, I've just got my shiny new macbook, which I'm absolutely loving :D

    However, I have a problem with it, which I'm wondering if anyone can help with. My trackpad is horribly unresponsive at times, meaning I can only move the cursor about 1cm across the screen when I use the complete width of the trackpad. However, a few minutes later, it may work fine, or it may be slightly more responsive but stop responding at intervals while I move my finger over the trackpad. I know two other people with Macbooks whose trackpads seem fine - the only difference between the Macbooks, is that mine only has 512mb RAM but they have 1gb. Any ideas?

    EDIT: I've tried turning the sensitivity up
     
  2. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Try looking in System Prefs - adjust the speed of the cursor :confused:
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    That's odd; go to an Apple Store, they might replace it on the spot or send it in.

    That's really weird; it's not normal by any means; call them if you do not live by an Apple store.
     
  4. DanielGilbert thread starter macrumors member

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    I've just disabled "Ignore accidental trackpad movement", which seems to be helping, but the trackpad still seems to have the problem that it'll think I have two fingers on the trackpad when I only have one, and start scrolling :(
     
  5. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    it's broken. take it to an Apple store or call AppleCare and have them replace it.
     
  6. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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  7. lopezlist macrumors newbie

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    Same Problem

    I had the same problem and my trackpad just got progressively worse. I took it to the Genius Bar and they gladly fixed it. On my Genius Bar Work Authorization form it says:

    Issue Description: Trackpad intermittently unresponsive; sometimes unit will not complete click; customer cannot tell if button is successfully pressed


    Well, the resolution to this was that they will replace the trackpad/topcase.
     

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