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Question: macbook pro retina erratic trackpad issues

Mapbook pro with retina display trackpad has erattic behavior after 2 - 3 minutes of use. The behavior is most noticeable in Final Cut Pro X. When dragging and dropping clips, multy touch gestures will trigger unintentionally, causing the app to switch to the desktop, and launchpad and back dozens of times per second. the behavior continues and gets more frequient the longer the computer is awake... I'm hoping its a software issue... spent 3400 dollars on this thing... this is a rather infuriating bug for this, one of the most expensive laptops a person could buy.


ordered around june 18th, recieved around july 10th. upgraded to mountain lion and installed all updates.

MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mountain Lion, trackpad, behavior, erattic

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Sep 2, 2012 9:41 AM in response to posborne In response to posborne

I'm having the same issue. I have mountain lion installed for a while now and just yesterday the trackpad went crazy (nothing new installed recently). The click works but the mouse just jumps all over the place or sometimes doesn't move at all. It's completely unusable now and I've had to revert back to my old MacBook :-(


Booted into the recovery partition and had the same issue. So I assume it's a firmware problem. Tried installing the trackpad 1.0 update (took 15 mins to lauch safari, download the update and try and click on it, that's how bad the trackpad is) but that was for 10.7 and it won't let me install it.

Sep 2, 2012 9:41 AM

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Sep 4, 2012 6:17 PM in response to Rolando Mota In response to Rolando Mota

It happened to me too. I took it to the Apple store on 14th St. in Manhattan and they sent me home with a brand new one. Within 5 minutes, I noticed it did the same exact thing as the one I took back. At least I now know it's a software problem, and not a hardware defect. Hopefully they address this soon

Sep 4, 2012 6:17 PM

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