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he told me its probably an app i'm running, (even after i told him it does this on idle) and told me they probably can't do much about it. Or, maybe the trackpad is legitimately broken. I was completely baffled. The "back and forth" with apple was endless, resulting in a pile of lost hours and amazing frustration. navigate to this website

Does it skip over drivers if the hardware is not detected?I decided to run the Apple Hardware Test from the install DVD and make sure that the logicboard is not defective.Everything He had no luck and told me it would cost $300+ to fix it. Thanks. Yükleniyor... Çalışıyor... my review here

Yeah it sucks going back to Windows but I never had so many things go wrong with hardware in my life as I have switching to Mac in 07. Each time the spacebar or left Apple key is hit, it puts pressure on the top metal piece (which, by its design, is a corner piece and can “conveniently” flex downward), Fast movements work fine. Fair to us.

They lasted longer than any laptop should have. Now that I am recently back home in Boston I stumbled upon this and behold: IT WORKS. I've never worked on a mac, but I'm great at taking apart and putting back together. Anyone want to take bets on whether this turns into a recall? 66 Adan Apr 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm THANKS A LOT JASON, YOUR TRICK SAVED MY LIFE AND PROBABLY

I'm now running my MBP without battery and it works perfectly, well, only if we consider this as a sufficient solution… I'll bring it back to Apple, maybe they meanwhile discovered A week back I bought a used macbook pro (2.4, 4gb, 320)with dead trackpad and a keyboard with about half the price compared to a similar model that works fine. (550e/about1000e). But my MBP is my main tool at the university, and bought something expensive to avoid problems such as these… An external keyboard+mouse can do the trick at home, but the Merci beaucoup Mr Jason! 116 pk Nov 23, 2009 at 11:31 am **Everyone** I have a 15-inch MacBook Pro from early 2008 - started having this problem about 1yr ago, too

In fact if I put the PB to sleep, that is if I close the screen, then resumed for another while, and then relock. Powerbook Medic 27.191 görüntüleme 5:21 How to Fix the Trackpad on the Macbook Pro - Süre: 4:48. My solution: Now I have pushed the paper under (!!!) the plastic foil touching the plug of the keyboard (see where the arrow is in the picture!!!) and now my macbookpro I've looked in the System Profiler, and it didn't even notice it.

While I am not necessarily happy with the sticky-note solution due to the processor and graphics intensive work I do on my laptop, for now I'm just happy to have a I know they're going to go again at some point, and tape may or may not work, so I still carry the keyboard and mouse with me. Thank you so much JR! I'm not a happy customer, i'm hoping this is recalled, but doubt it.

This fixed the problem. useful reference I'd love to use the trackpad, however. Press down on the ribbon cable. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

But anything requiring precision (selecting text, a particular small pixel range, or even just hitting a menu item) becomes very difficult. Preview my answer Post my answer View Statistics: Past 24 Hours: 1 Past 7 Days: 3 Past 30 Days: 5 All Time: 1,754 22,573 Free Manuals 89,433 Solutions 6,854 Devices iFixit Can someone please start a class action on this. my review here PS need to buy another battery though 72 flashbender May 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm wow.

Wrong is wrong. As if that wasn't complicated enough if I sent the laptop to be repaired I have to leave it there for a week, and i really cannot afford this as I The truth is, it is a defect, because if it's causing a problem, then it's a problem.

Look for the installation discs that came with your PB and see if one is labeled Apple Hardware Test.

Ok, so some of you may think this was a one-time "accident" or "oversight." Consider the following: PowerBook G4 Titanium (DVI models) - Almost a carbon copy of this issue. If anyone is having a similar problem with their trackpad button, I highly recommend that they locate their model at, locate the correct tools, and carefully remove the top casing GPWileyDesign 1.254 görüntüleme 1:46 Macbook Pro vs Powerbook G4 - Süre: 11:29. Apple should be looking into this issue.

Yükleniyor... So frustrating! Many thanks, all the best, dixie Reply With Quote 09-26-2007,08:25 PM #2 Sherman Homan View Profile View Forum Posts Member Since Oct 27, 2006 Posts 897 First of all, welcome! it feels good to be finally able to type again!

Anyway, I guess the issue is related to heat. Instead of using pressure to keep the ribbon in place, they used a piece of anti-static tape. For how long not sure.