MBP Crashing and Random Pointer Movement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RSWH, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. RSWH macrumors newbie

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    I have a mid-2010 15 inch MBP.
    I noticed it slow down considerably when Mountain Lion was applied. Now it is crashing with increasing frequency.
    I am also getting random "ghost" pointer movements. The pointer is randomly moving and selecting, zooming in and out, invoking the dictionary on randomly selected words, starting up launch pad or dashboard. As you can imaging this renders the MBP unusable while this is going on. I have had to use my bluetooth connected Apple mouse to control the pointer as the trackpad doesnt work.
    It doesnt happen all the time and I cant see any pattern to what triggers it.
    Any ideas out there? I can't believe the instability I'm getting on an Apple product.
     
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried resetting the SMC yet?
     
  3. RSWH thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. RSWH thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Didnt help, but thanks for the advice. I'm going to take it in to an Apple authorised repair shop and see if they can exorcise the demons
     

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