Mouse freezing, computer having trouble turning on...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jnaz112, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. jnaz112 macrumors newbie

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    Hey everybody, new to the forums here.

    I am working with a macbook pro, 13 inch.

    So i do not have an external mouse, i use the trackpad. Recently, it tends to freeze on occasion. If I leave it alone for a minute or so, it will unfreeze. Also, if I apply some force where the click button is, that seems to speed up the unfreezing process. When my trackpad freezes, the whole keyboard is frozen, Caps Lock won't work, control+apple+escape doesn't work, the only button that works is the power button if I feel I need to emergency shut down the computer.

    Also, When I turn my computer off at night for the past two nights, I take out the power source. When I go to turn it on again, it won't turn on? The first day I freaked out, thought I would have to bring it in, but like 10 minutes later it turned on. Same happened this morning.

    ALSO, I more and more frequently am getting that signal that comes up in a couple different languages that tells me my computer froze and I must hold down the power button to power off my computer and turn it on again?

    I have never had a problem with this computer! (purchased at the end of 2006), I have diskwarrior, which I used very recently, and it is of course less than one percent that needs to be fixed.

    Are these all related? Do I have a virus or something? What is happening to my mac?!

    Thanks all in advance for the help!

    ~ Naz
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like you have a loose or otherwise bad trackpad cable. The kb cable travels in the same location (depending on the model, they come together at some point) so it sounds like that's problem #1.

    The multilingual message is called a kernel panic. Have a search on the forums to see what that means for you.

    Have you recently upgraded your RAM?
     
  3. jnaz112 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how do i do a search to see why i keep having a kernel panic?

    I haven't touched my ram in a long time....in 2008, i bought 2 gigs of ram and replaced my 512 that the computer came with with the 2 gigs.
     

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