Noob - help meh!! Trackpad problems

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PandaFi, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. PandaFi macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a new macbook. Do i need an external mouse/keyboard to set it up? Or how do I set up the touchpad/keyboard because they are not detected. I'm so confused! Can someone please guide me!!! Please!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The touchpad should work right out of the box.
     
  3. PandaFi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Swiftaw - I'll take it back tonight! I'm so sad!
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    have you even tried turning it on or the batt may be dead
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    uuummm

    you do not need ANYTHING other than the laptop itsself.

    plug in the power and turn it on, it will guide you itself..
     
  6. PandaFi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah - I turned it on! I'm a noob - not stupid!! It came up with an image that implied i needed to put batteries in a mouse. with an external mouse i could continue and choose my language, but then it did not detect my keyboard and i was stuck!
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    well thats a problem then...

    ive never even heard of the image you described. wanna post a pic for us??
     
  8. PandaFi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have the means to do that - i can't print screen and don't have a camera. if i find a way i'll let you know.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    oh hahah ok then tht sucks.. u dont even have a mobile?!?!
     
  10. doctor pangloss macrumors regular

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    Face it! Apple has been pumping out an awful lot of JUNK lately.
    I feel bad for all the nice customer service people who have to field this epidemic of JUNK!;)
     
  11. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    hey you never know.....

    most times the problem lies between the chair and the keyboard and not the machine itself
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i believe the number your after is 99.7%
     
  13. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, but it still sucks - and some advice - take it back and get a refund - wait for teh september update to finish so that you can get teh new macbooks that are rumored to be coming out then.:D
     
  14. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    i read somewhere that most returned items (around %85) aren't actually faulty, its just that people didn't read that manual and know how to use it.

    (not that this is whats happening here...)
     
  15. PandaFi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually!!! I took it back and the tech guys couldn't work it out either! I know my way around computers - I've just never used a mac before - so i guessed they had to have some magical f***ing button that makes them so awesome! not!
     

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