Pointer jumps around when using trackpad

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by csmitty, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. csmitty macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    I have a new UMBP 15" and just recently, without changing anything it seems. The pointer has serious issues moving around on the screen, especially in slow operation/movements it will jerk around and not stay where its supposed to be. If I just hold my finger in one place it will jump around very noticeably, inches even. Even clicking sometimes takes a few hard taps when just barely touching it would work. I've tried restarting and that didn't clear it up as well as changing some scrolling speeds. Just wondering if anyone else had seen this problem. Thanks.
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Are you up to date in software and firmware? If yes, try a PRAM Reset by holding down the COMMAND-OPTION-P-R keys at startup.
  3. csmitty thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2007
    Yea all up to date, sitting on 10.6.1. Have done a restart, hard restart, and reset the PRAM. Another option i've seen is to reset the SMC but not sure how to do that on mine as the apple doc said to remove the battery.

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