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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:01 PM

Help! My track pad just started actin all wackadoodle!

It used to click audibly when i tapped it and it suddenly stopped.

And it's not clicking on things. I have to click on them over and over to start the process.

I shut it off and cleaned it, but it's still doing it.

Any suggestions?

Pointing and scrolling appear to be working normally.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:22 PM

1. You have a laptop, right?

I had sometjhing like that happen with the bluetooth trackpad I use on my MacPro. For some totally inexplicable reason, the settings had all reverted to the defaults.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:27 PM

3. Yes, a MacBook Pro.

Any ideas on how to fix it?

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:26 PM

2. Check the batteries (if it's for a desktop)

Then check default settings.

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Response to REP (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:29 PM

4. I went into preferences and looked at all my trackpad settings and they look fine.

I did not see an option for default settings.

BTW, it's a laptop, so no batteries.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

5. OK, I went into preferences and unchecked and rechecked everything and it seems to have helped.

Don't know why that would be so, but we seem to be back on *track*, lol.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 03:53 PM

6. Scratch that, it's still not right at all.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 09:30 PM

7. I assume you've started and restarted.

When my trackpad went crazy I had to reset something to default. Not in preferences, but to the computer itself. It was done with a mnemonic key press that I can't recall. (CMD+CTRL+D+R or some such.) <----example only

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 09:55 AM

8. I have. It seems better this morning, so I will work with it and see what happens.

I am thinking it might be something as simple as a seed caught underneath it or something.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #8)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 10:56 AM

9. There was a problem with "swolen batteries" a while back

The earlier MBPs with the removable battery had some issues with the battery swelling just a tiny bit. That put pressure on the underside of the trackpad causing erratic behavior. The fix was to remove this tiny rubber wedge that was there to keep the battery from moving.

Yes, it could have been something as simple as you describe. I am also told that wet (sweaty) fingers can cause it.

Weird.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 11:05 AM

10. OK, this is good information. My battery was running really hot yesterday, so

will see if the problem recurs if the battery heats up again.

I was also eating cheetos and kept licking my fingers, so that could be the problem as well (just kidding).

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