MacBook Pro Unibody 15" trackpad problems

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  1. CosmicPope macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    first things first: My name is Thomas and I am from Germany, so please excuse my English.

    I searched the whole web to find a solution, but I've never read about the exact problem. It is about the trackpad in my late 2008 15 inch MacBook Pro. It is pretty worn out since I used it everyday after I bought it two years ago.

    Suddenly the cursor switches and starts highlighting text or pictures and I can't do anything. It was infrequent at first, but since a couple weeks it returns more often. The only chance to get it back to normal is to restart the Mac.

    Of course I know about the system preferences and the box "Tap to click" in the trackpad settings, but I would like to keep that function. It worked for nearly two years, why should I change it now?;)

    So, anyone knows this problem? What can I do? I am considering to change the whole trackpad because it ain't that "cripsy" anymore.

    Thanks a lot!

    Regards,
    Thomas
     
  2. CosmicPope thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the fast reply. I'll try that and hopefully it's gone. Otherwise I will post again.

    And by the way: Sorry for posting in the wrong thread, maybe someone can put it under "MacBook Pro" instead of "MacBook". Shame on me....:(
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Use the report-post button (the warning triangle under your username on the left of the thread) to report the first post and a moderator will move it for you.
     
  4. CosmicPope thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the help.

    Unfortunately the problem isn't gone. So I guess I have to get a new trackpad?

    Is it even possible to change just the trackpad or do I need the whole upper case including keyboard and trackpad?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not sure. I'd take a look on ifixit.com and see what they say...
     
  6. CosmicPope thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I took a look and also called the Apple store a couple a minutes ago. They also said that they can only change the whole upper case.

    I will search on Ebay, luckily the ration Dollar : Euro is very good at the moment, maybe I'll find a trackpad.
     

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