Random vertical scrolling issue

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by magnum78, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. magnum78 macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2009
    I have a 15" Macbook Pro, and it's had this issue for as long as I can remember.

    Randomly, it will scroll the screen downward. It doesn't matter which application I'm using (browser, Openoffice, etc). And it doesn't matter if I have a mouse plugged into the USB port or not.

    I'm running OSX 10.6.2, and prior to that I was running Leopard. The upgrade didn't fix the problem.

    Any ideas would be MUCH appreciated!!

  2. upaymeifixit macrumors 6502a


    Feb 13, 2009
    My only thought is that the trackpad is telling the computer it is scrolling, like when a joystick gets stuck on a game controller and your stuck spinning around. Something like that, but I don't think it's a physical thing. I'm not sure how, but I guess you may need to re-calibrate your trackpad, if that even makes sense, or is possible… Anyone else want to give it a shot?
  3. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    have you tried

    have you tried system preferences trackpad/mouse to configure your problem? if so why dont you try magic mouse its bluetooth & might just solve it for you

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