Inactive touchpad

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by JoelSnod, May 25, 2008.

  1. JoelSnod macrumors newbie

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    I recently bought a new black MacBook, Penryn based. It is perfect with the exception of the trackpad.

    When using the trackpad, it will occasionally go crazy. I think what happens is that it thinks that two fingers are being applied. When I have the two finger scrolling on, it will start scrolling when I only have one finger on the pad. If I have the scrolling deactivated, it doesn't seem to do it quite as much, but it will go unresponsive for a few seconds. It acts like it would if you put another finger on the pad while you're moving the mouse around.

    I have turned the "ignore accidental trackpad" on and off to see if that helps, and it doesn't. Sometimes rebooting helps, but I think that's just coincidental. I was wondering if anyone else is having this problem and if it is software or hardware. About every other day I check for software updates, but I'm kind of lost. Is there anyway I can fix this without taking it in somewhere or having to send it somewhere?

    Maybe I just have super fat fingers... :)
     
  2. toby jones macrumors member

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    I find this happens a bit for me in Powerpoint 2003... Are you having trouble with it in a particular application or across multiple applications? (I'm wondering if Office 2008 could be the culprit because this problem is ringing a bell for me)
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Try resetting PRAM, also verify Disk, and repair permissions.
     
  4. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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  5. JoelSnod thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I reset the PRAM and it seems to be working pretty smoothly, at least for the past 24 hours. Thanks for the help
     

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