How to test trackpad hardware?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stagmeister, May 22, 2008.

  1. stagmeister macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2004
    So I got a new BlackBook yesterday and the trackpad is not working now. But it worked the first time I turned it on!!! Is there a way to test the trackpad with some sort of hardware diagnostics? I tried the apple hardware test you can get when starting your computer (pressing "D" when rebooting) but it said that everything was fine. Is it possible that my firmware got screwed up?

  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    Yes, it's possible. You can try a PRAM reset to see if that fixes it and watch it for a few days to see if it happens again.

    I, however, would take it back and get a new one. This is brand new and shouldn't be happening at all. You may have defective hardware.

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