please help, cursor moving by itself.

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

  1. boateng macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2012
    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

    Sep 8, 2012
  3. DragonJade macrumors 6502

    May 2, 2009
    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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