Serious iBook G4 track pad issues!!!!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Cecret, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. Cecret macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    The trackpad on my ibook g4 has gone mad. It works sometimes and doesn't others with no rhym or reason. When it goes bad the curssor will either jump from one side of the screen to the other or not move at all. Sometimes I can olny move it up and down others only side to side. I've tried cleaning it to no avail. I have apple care but I know when I go into the store that it will work fine with no problems and that when I get back home all hell will break loose.

    Has anyone else had these issues or can offer some advice??
  2. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    are you sure only your finger is touching the pad and your not resting your palm on it? sometimes i do that by mistake.
  3. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Only issue I've had with it is that it seems like you really have to thwack your finger down to get it to recognize the tap for a mouse click. Otherwise it's as good as the trackpad on my 1Ghz TiBook.
  4. vlazlo macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2003
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    yes, i have had exactly the same issues with my track pad as well. it is completely random as well as completely frustrating. just read on news that a lot of ibook owners are threatening to sue apple (not about the track pad of course, rather, other issues). i have been an apple user for fifteen years, i love apple and loathe using pcs, hopefully these issues will soon be resolved, let's hope.
  5. zapp macrumors regular


    Aug 23, 2003
  6. Cecret thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. Have you had any luck sorting this problem out? I want to send it back to apple but I can't recreate the problem on command so they will just tell me there's nothing wrong with my machine. At this point I wish something else would break so I could just get a new ibook.
  7. yosoyjay macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2002
    It could be lots of things.

    The molex connection on the motherboard fell off on my iBook. I've heard of this happening to a few other folks as well. You might want to have Applecare look at it asap.
  8. hob macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2003
    London, UK
    don't you just love it when you read posts on the apple boards that say 'this is a well known problem', yet still there's no solution??
  9. wolverine macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2003
    Has anyone taken an iBook with this problem back to Apple for replacement/repair?

    I have problems with my keyboard too, but can't get through to Apple on phone or by email...

  10. Spock macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2002
    Re: Trackpad issue

    The Clamshell iBooks also had the problem.
    Mine goes nuts evey know and then

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