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TS4077: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2011): Trackpad becomes inoperable after ejecting USB hard drive

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TS4077 trackpad issue

187 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2014 8:46 PM by cabro4 RSS
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Jul 13, 2013 5:31 PM

i have a macbook pro and the trackpad has been acting funny. i did not do anything. when i try to use it, the cursor freezes or opens all the applications it runs across. i have no warranty! what should i do??

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  • nickandre21 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 14, 2013 1:11 AM (in response to bee__)

    do you find any resistance while trying to click on it(physical resistance) if yes it could be that the trackpad needs to be replaced or maybe like how few people found their swollen batteries to be the cause of the issue.

    However first ensure the track pad is clean then ensure all settings are proper. If all this doesnt help you could do get into recovery mode by holding option key right after you hit the power button. while there check if you trackpad is functioning fine if it functions fine then its a software issue needing you to reinstall if not take it to apple for a diagnosis they charge around $40 to diagnose, incase the trackpad is faulty it would not cost much to have them replace it. If the cost is out of your budget then do get an external mouse/trackpad.

  • cabro4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 1, 2014 8:46 PM (in response to nickandre21)

    The external mouse freezes, too, when the trackpad freezes. So, forget that. I've only had this Macbook for 3 months, and I've had to do a hard reboot maybe six times to get out of this problem. The forum shows issues like this since at least 2008. And they still can't fix it? WTH???


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