4658 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2011 5:00 PM by Lyssa
Hi AlexHolder & welcome to the forums.
Does your MacBook have a removable battery? If so, save your work, connect the power adapter & remove the battery. Does the trackpad behave normally now?
If the trackpad behaves normally with the battery removed, this means your battery has swollen and needs to be replaced. If the machine is under warranty, you may be able to get a free replacement.
Hmm. I expect the same issue could be present in the unibody machines.
In System Preferences under Trackpad, do you have "Ignore accidental trackpad input" checked?
If so, it's time to bring the machine to an Apple store and ask the folks there to take a look as this is most likely a hardware issue that needs to be addressed.
I don't see that option when I access the mouse settings in my system preferences. I ran a hardware diagnosis and the computer found all to be in order. I'm in the British Virgin Islands and sadly we don't have an apple store here. I usually take good care of my computer in order to keep hardware issues to a minimal.
Is there a way i can simply uninstall the software for the Trackpad and install it again?
The option may not be available in Snow Leopard--I don't have a machine here I can use to check that.
Have you tried another user account?
As for reinstalling software, what you can do is just reinstall Snow Leopard over itself. Reinstalling the OS won't touch your data--it will just replace system files. I would reinstall Snow Leopard, then check performance of the trackpad before applying any updates.