please help, cursor moving by itself.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boateng, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. boateng macrumors 6502

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    Hello all....

    Basically for the last hour or so the cursor has been moving by itself....

    I have tried restarting the computer, shutting the computer down and the cursor was still going crazy afterwards.

    I read that cleaning the trackpad has solved this problem before, and i did clean the trackpad with ssbome clearning wipes i have and it did reduce the problem, but the cursor still move slightly at random times without me doing anything.

    Also i do have a mouse connected to my mac by usb.
     
  2. boateng thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. DragonJade macrumors 6502

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    Unplug the mouse. Does the cursor still move? If not, you have a faulty (or possibly dirty) mouse.

    Check for static. Touchpads work by detecting changes in capacitance. Static can play havoc with a touchpad and send the cursor jumping about.
     

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