Macbook air rev:A trackpad issues after new SMC Firmware Update 1.2

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mmezher, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. mmezher macrumors newbie

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    Yesterday i installed this update http://support.apple.com/downloads/MacBook_Air_SMC_Firmware_Update_1_2 on my mba and now i have problems with my trackpad,its slow,lags and stops responding during usage.
    at first i thought it was an hardware problem but if i only run on battery then it works perfect.
    i have tried to Resetting your Mac's PRAM and NVRAM=still same issue.
    anyone experienced this or got any tips how to solve it?
    btw is it possible to uninstall SMC Firmware Update 1.2 ?i dont think so cuz its a firmware but maybe downgrade is possible?
    Thnx

    today i did a clean os reinstall and installed all the updates=still same issue.
    called apple support,they said since i dont have any warranty basicly the advised me to wait for a new update to come since there is not mutch the can do.
    they gave me this link http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2213 to try and reinstalling the firmware via the Firmware Restoration CD but i cant find anyware that this "Firmware Restoration CD" supports the macbook air 1.1 ,also my mba idle temp is 10c higher for no reason.
    f**king firmware!my computer ran perfect before this sh*t
    apple "everything just works" my ass
     
  2. mmezher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    anyone?

    please anyone got a single ide?its annoying as f**k :(
     
  3. italiansauce88 macrumors newbie

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    i have the same problem actually.... pretty annoying
     
  4. mmezher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    did you experience this problem also after the new update or have you had it before the update?
    if so then apple should release a fix asap since probably other users also got this problem now.
    btw i booted up to the osx cd and the issue was still there outside the os so a os-reinstall is pointless i think.
     
  5. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    I have a rev A MBA 1.8GHz 80GB and have no issues after the firmware update.

    Sounds like you should take it to Apple.
     
  6. mmezher thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my warranty has expired a couple months ago :/
     
  7. h1d macrumors regular

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    Boot on install DVD or boot camp and see if it happens also? My rev A 1.8 was safe.

    "I have a rev A MBA 1.8GHz 80GB" - Is that a typo? I thought 1.8Ghz only had 64GB SSD or 80GB had 1.6Ghz CPU only.
     
  8. Mr. Zarniwoop macrumors demi-god

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    It was a CTO. They've showed up in the refurbished store occasionally as well.
     
  9. italiansauce88 macrumors newbie

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    So nobody has this issue???? besides the two of us???? riiiiight.....
     
  10. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    My Rev A is fine.
     
  11. italiansauce88 macrumors newbie

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    there is definitely something wrong with my trackpad since this update.. its as if i have to click a few times extra for it to work.
     
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  13. AirHed macrumors newbie

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    track pad issues

    I also have trackpad issues.

    At first the issue was that the trackpad was slow to respond sometimes. Then I told spotlight to stop background searching unnecessary material such as internet pages. This improved the situation considerably.

    But now I have the problem that sometimes my trackpad develops a mind of its own and moves and left and right clicks randomly. It sometimes lasts a few seconds, sometimes longer. The only way I can stop it is by "command" + "option" + eject.

    I am assuming that this is more of a software glitch as the trackpad has no right click of its own.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
     

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