unresponsive trackpad at startup

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by davebzak, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. davebzak macrumors newbie

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    hello all, I've been experiencing some problems with the trackpad on my 13"macbookpro I bought last year. Every time I open my laptop to use it the trackpad takes a few seconds to respond and start working properly instead of being instantly responsive like it should be. what could be causing this?
     
  2. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    What happens when your trackpad is unresponsive but you try to press a key, lets say, to increase brightness? Does that instantly work?
     
  3. davebzak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    just tried it and increasing or decreasing the brightness also is frozen after opening the laptop for a few seconds, then it starts working.
     
  4. Sith Vol macrumors 6502

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    Mine does the same. When I lift the lid open it takes about 5 seconds for me to be able to move cursor. I have a 2011 MBA.
     
  5. shardey macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like it could be the hard drive taking time to spin up. I have a SSD so I couldn't help you on that.
     
  6. davebzak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so this is most likely a hard drive issue that I would have to pay to get fixed? hopefully thats not the case because my hard drive was replaced soon after i bought the laptop when it was still under warranty, now it is not so Im sure it would cost a fortune to get anything repaired.
     
  7. ds. macrumors member

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    Yea I agree with shardey on the hard drive. If it's only taking a few seconds to start working then I don't think it's a problem. It's just starting up and you can't being using it instantly. Like starting a car in winter.
    Unless it was responsive instantaneous before an it recently started doing this I don't think it's out of the normal.
     
  8. davebzak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    technically only taking a few seconds to start working doesn't really create a problem, but for a relatively new APPLE laptop.. this should not be happening. I have a macbook from 2007 that still works likes its supposed to while im having problems with the newest macbook pro. If anyone has any info on why this might be happening, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
  9. shardey macrumors 6502a

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