Trackpad having spasms

yarjarrar

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Jul 2, 2008
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I've recently been having some issues with my early '08 MBP. While using the trackpad it sometimes goes real fast, and then doesn't move at all, then moves again real fast, like it's having spasms. It makes it hard to click accurately. And it seems to happen in bursts, maybe every 2 hours. Any help fixing this?
 

ziggyonice

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Mar 12, 2006
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Turn your computer off and turn it upside down. Take out the battery and you'll see this little orange pad thing. Rub your finger on it, "massage it" a little bit, then put the battery back in and restart the computer.

Sounds crazy, I know. But it just might work.
 
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ziggyonice

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Mar 12, 2006
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You could try connecting a mouse and using it for a few hours, see if the same thing happens. If it does, then you know it's something software-based. If it doesn't, then you know it's something physically wrong with the trackpad, which sucks.

In that case, it would probably have to be repaired. Hopefully you've got the extended warranty via AppleCare. :)
 
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yarjarrar

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Jul 2, 2008
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I often use a usb mouse and I never have the problem with that. I guess it's hardware problem then. Too bad I don't have applecare and it's out of 1 year warranty. Nuts.
 
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skinniezinho

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try to take it to an apple store and ask to clean it..
A friend of mine had problems with his trackpad,and in 30seconds they solved it by cleaning it with compress air..
It was not the same problem but maybe the solution can work too..
 
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DoNoHarm

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Oct 8, 2008
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Turn your computer off and turn it upside down. Take out the battery and you'll see this little orange pad thing. Rub your finger on it, "massage it" a little bit, then put the battery back in and restart the computer.

Sounds crazy, I know. But it just might work.
ha ha ha, how did you come up with that? Why on earth would something like that fix his computer?
 
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