MBP trackpad problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by apattee, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. apattee macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2006
    It just seems buggy. The scrolling isn't smooth, and even when I am just moving along with my finger it just will stop suddenly, almost like it's stuttering and it's sort of annoying. any ideas for fixes or others in similar situations? i've repaired permissions and have done a fresh install. thanks.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Next time this happens, cover it with your palm for five seconds to reset it. Is it any better after this, even if only momentarily? Also, remember that trackpads will behave strangely if you have wet (or even sweaty) fingers.
  3. KristieMac macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2007
    Harrisburg, PA
    At the risk of sounding like a moron, and certainly not to imply that your issue is user error, I have found that all my trackpad malfunctions have been my fault.

    My old laptop was so heavy that I never really took it anywhere and it was always hooked to a trackball at home, and I didn't use the trackpad.

    When I got my MBP, I found that the scrolling would stop and the cursor would be jumpy. I panicked. Then I realized that I was being a dumbass. If my scrolling was jerky or stopped, it was because the tip of a third finger was dragging along the trackpad. Being more careful fixed the issue. If my cursor was stop & go, it was because the tip of a 2nd finger was dragging. Being more careful fixed that issue, too.

    Can I win the newbie MBP ID10T Award of the week or something? :p

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