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Trackpad/mouse going crazy!

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Feb 27, 2013 7:45 AM



lately I have been having problems with the trackpad/mouse on my macbook (a little over a year old, version 10.6.8). Sometimes it works fine but on the more numerous times it doesn't work, it moves on it's self, shakes, or just doesn't go where I want it to go (as if there where area's it can't go over). I haven't spilled anything, haven't dropped it,... Can anybody help?


kind regards

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • laundry bleach Level 5 Level 5 (6,875 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 7:59 AM (in response to SARA-MAX212)

    Some users have noted that their batteries have expanded and interfered with their trackpads. Is your MacBook one of those with the easily removeable battery? If so, shut it down, remove the battery and start up again (connected to a power source, obviously.) Then test the use of the trackpad. Does the behavior change?


    Also examine the battery for signs of it expanding. If that is the case, replace it. Apple sells MacBook batteries for $129 (in the USA) and other users have reported being able to purchase 3rd party batteries for $20-30 from eBay.


    Best of luck.


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