Trackpad on Macbook

DanielGilbert

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Jun 10, 2006
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Well, I've just got my shiny new macbook, which I'm absolutely loving :D

However, I have a problem with it, which I'm wondering if anyone can help with. My trackpad is horribly unresponsive at times, meaning I can only move the cursor about 1cm across the screen when I use the complete width of the trackpad. However, a few minutes later, it may work fine, or it may be slightly more responsive but stop responding at intervals while I move my finger over the trackpad. I know two other people with Macbooks whose trackpads seem fine - the only difference between the Macbooks, is that mine only has 512mb RAM but they have 1gb. Any ideas?

EDIT: I've tried turning the sensitivity up
 

FocusAndEarnIt

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May 29, 2005
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That's odd; go to an Apple Store, they might replace it on the spot or send it in.

That's really weird; it's not normal by any means; call them if you do not live by an Apple store.
 

DanielGilbert

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Original poster
Jun 10, 2006
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London, UK
I've just disabled "Ignore accidental trackpad movement", which seems to be helping, but the trackpad still seems to have the problem that it'll think I have two fingers on the trackpad when I only have one, and start scrolling :(
 

pianoman

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May 31, 2006
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it's broken. take it to an Apple store or call AppleCare and have them replace it.
 

lopezlist

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May 4, 2009
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Same Problem

I had the same problem and my trackpad just got progressively worse. I took it to the Genius Bar and they gladly fixed it. On my Genius Bar Work Authorization form it says:

Issue Description: Trackpad intermittently unresponsive; sometimes unit will not complete click; customer cannot tell if button is successfully pressed


Well, the resolution to this was that they will replace the trackpad/topcase.
 
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