No hyperbole... I really am in complete despair My nearly two year old macbook pro (Core Duo 2.0Ghz, first gen. March 2005) is, I think, dying on me. I would really appreciate any feedback as to whether this is the case before I take the big financial step and buy a new machine. I was hoping to get another year yet. Basically, as I have outlined on this forum previously, I think my trackpad button is broken. Text keeps getting automatically highlighted constantly as though the button is depressed. Sometimes its fine... for example, it seems to stop if I change the trackpad settings in SystemPref's, but this only last a short while. I have re-installed OSX (10.5.1), I have reset the P-Ram... it is taking me about three times as long to type this now!!!!! My computer is becoming unusable. I have been in tears this morning. I LIVE on my puter. Before I take the plunge and get a new one (I am a graduate student and cannot really afford to, but will if really necessary), can anyone suggest any way to fix this?