MBP Trackpad sometimes doesn't respond?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Pngwyn, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. Pngwyn macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    So I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this.. but sometimes when I use the trackpad and move my finger over it, the mouse doesn't move... and it's really irritating sometime.

    It's the late 08 MBP, and the only thing I've done to it is installed a bunch of programs and replaced new RAM, but nothing of which should affect the trackpad...

    Anyone else have this problem/have an idea what's wrong/know what I should do in terms of fixing it?
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Maybe a PRAM/SMC reset? or fresh install of Leopard? Usually I hear complaints for the clicking only on top of the trackpad issues... lol
  3. xenohawk macrumors member


    Jun 24, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    I had it too on my 2.8 Macbook Pro ('08), sometimes it won't response to my touch but after a few seconds later it went back to normal, weird. As far as I can recall it happened usually when I have a lot of application open and the laptop is warm (60-80C).
  4. Pngwyn thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    "Maybe a PRAM/SMC reset?"

    How do I do this?
    It's really annoying and I'd like to get it fixed. Noone else has this problem?
  5. VilhelmI macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2008
    Don´t worry guys.
    A guy mailed Steve Jobs himself and he answered in a three word sentence:

    Update coming soon.
  6. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Yup, this is a known issue. Nothing you can do about it except sit back and wait.
  7. iMacDragon macrumors 68000


    Oct 18, 2008
    If this is when you start the movement with your finger in the bottom couple of CM or so of the pad, it's a feature. To allow you to safely click the mouse button without accidentally moving the cursor from where you positioned it, seeing as there is no seperate button, it only starts registering it as movement after about half a second or so, if you start the movement higher up, then it shouldn't be an issue, at least, that's my observed behaviour on mine.
  8. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68020


    Apr 7, 2007
  9. JayKay321 macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    Same here.

    Sometimes, the click function doesn't work. I can click it over 30 times and nothing will happen unless i move the cursor away and then place it where it originally was again and execute the click.

    Additionally, the cursor won't respond to general movement around the trackpad. This seems to happen consistently immediately after typing a decent amount of text.
  10. r88my macrumors regular

    Oct 28, 2007
    Manchester UK
    I'm sure that this a known issue, happens to me too. Apparently apple are to release a fix "soon".
  11. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    I also have this issue

    I think this problem that was described in some news here was a bit different. It was about the physical button which wasn't clicking correctly.

    Anyway, I hope the update will solve it.

  12. Fro macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008
    I have the same problem even with the external mouse. Is there someone else who has noticed the same problem?

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