Strange Issue Thinking About Nuking and Repaving. Thoughts?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by effectivepull, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. effectivepull macrumors newbie

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    I am running a MacBook Pro, 2.4 GHz Intel Cor 2 Duo, 4GB RAM upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8.2).

    Over the last few days, when I click and drag icons on my desktop, the items I dragged will not release. Doesn't matter if I move to Chrome or another program or try to click the trackpad again, the item(s) remains highlighted and acts as if I am still holding down the trackpad trying to find a place to drag it to. (I hope that makes sense).

    The only way I can fix this is to relaunch the Finder but it only temporarily solves the problem until I click and drag again.

    So, 2 things:

    1. Anyone know how to fix this?
    2. If not, I'm thinking of nuking and repaving. I am assuming that I use the install DVDs, then upgrade to Lion, then Mountain Lion through the App Store?

    Thanks for your help or any suggestions you have.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Check your battery. Sometimes they swell and push on the bottom of the trackpad, causing issues just like that.

    jW
     
  3. effectivepull thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not too technical mechanically so should I make an appointment with a Genius to have a look or is it easier than I envision?
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Just physically look at it. The battery on that one should come out really easily.

    jW
     
  5. Mikey-Mike macrumors member

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    This

    If this doesn't work then it's usually hardware related.
     

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