Mouse freezing, computer having trouble turning on...

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

  1. jnaz112 macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2010
    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


    Mar 3, 2006
    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

    Jan 20, 2010
    how do i do a search to see why i keep having a kernel panic?

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

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