Clickpad/Trackpad problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by raymondu999, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. garyoke macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Trackpad is wiggin' out...

    Yea - sometimes it just freezes - for some reason it seems to occur when the curser is on the right side of the screen. I wait a second and it unfreezes.
    And sometimes it doesn't seem to register a tap...or a click.

    I'll wait to see what Apple says - but I may have to send it back.

    Of greater concern is that the trackpad just seems to click by itself sometimes. No kidding. The curser is simply on a link, or back button - my hands are no where near the track pad and it just goes off....and sends me to another window/web page.

    I love this new powerbook - but this is getting bothersome. Not what you expect for this much money.
  2. garyoke macrumors member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Try this reset - from Mac Observer

    I tried the whole palm thing - it's been a short test period, but it hasn't frozen yet -

    Apple Acknowledges Trackpad Woes on New PowerBooks
    by Staff, 3:30 PM EST, March 17th, 2005

    Apple has acknowledged issues with the trackpads on new PowerBook G4 models and has posted a tech note with a workaround.

    "If you find that the trackpad cursor on your PowerBook G4 (12-inch 1.5GHz), PowerBook G4 (15-inch 1.67/1.5GHz), or PowerBook G4 (17-inch 1.67GHz) temporarily stops tracking or behaves erratically, try the following steps to resolve the issue:
    1. Make sure you test all parts of the trackpad surface and be sure you're using just one finger. Multiple fingers could cause erratic behavior.
    2. Reset the trackpad by placing your entire palm directly onto the whole trackpad for 3 to 4 seconds, and then remove your hand from the trackpad in one smooth motion.

    "In most cases, trackpad operation will return to normal," Apple says. "If so, this resolution should work if you ever see the issue again. Apple is aware of this issue and is investigating."

    Yesterday we noted a MacFixIt special report tracking issues with the new PowerBooks.
  3. raymondu999 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 11, 2008
    Errm... the thread is about the new MacBook Pro late 08 though...:rolleyes:

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