Well, I will clean it -- never hurts -- but there's no "detent around the edge," just a small one at the top. (This is Apple's magic trackpad, not the trackpad on a portable machine).
Thanks for the suggestion.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 8:04 AM (in response to Lofty Becker)
See if you can "pair" it with another computer. If it does the same thing it might have failed. Is there an Apple Store nearby, take it there, if it's under warranty and broken they should give you a new one.
Thanks, that’s what I finally did — took it into my office and swapped it with the trackpad there.
Interestingly, it worked fine for a few hours, then got fired up again. Apparently whatever the failure was required that it be on for a while. Something inside much have been misbehaving when it got slightly warm.
New trackpad is the final story.