New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Macbook erratic trackpad and stuck on right click! NEED HELP!

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Feb 09, 2012
Posts: 2
karlitofingers is on a distinguished road

karlitofingers is offline

Got a Macbook Unibody, 10.6.8, 2.4GHz, 8GB RAM.

Basicly it was working fine. I installed a driver for a Tascam audio interface, still working fine for about 2 hours. Took it round to my girlfriends and after a few more hours the pointer started moving around the screen on it's own, clicking only operates the right click function and it will right click on it's own sometimes.

I've removed the driver and software that came with the Tascam Driver the best I can (Not sure how to do it fully on a Mac, Windows is much better at these things!), I've clean the pad itself and tried 'resetting' it by placing my palm on it for a few seconds. All these things haven't worked.

USB mouse seems to work ok but even the erratic trackpad will take over sometimes.

The interface was plugged in via USB and I'm wondering if this could have effected it?

Any help is much appriciated, it seems like everytime I touch her computer something goes wrong with it!!!

Oh and no Apple warranty so going to apple ain't an option.

Many thanks,

QUOTE Thanks

safarisurfer's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 12, 2008
Posts: 444
safarisurfer will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 13 inch 2012 Air

safarisurfer is offline
this happened to me when i got a spot of moisture along the side of the trackpad (i wiped it down with a semi damp cloth). the curser would jump all over. it would randomly click. took about 4 days to dry out and stop. not sure if thats your issue.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Feb 09, 2012
Posts: 2
karlitofingers is on a distinguished road

karlitofingers is offline
Thanks for the reply!

How could you be sure is was moisture? Could you see it?

I took the back cover off to check the battery, looked ok but couldn't take it out and I know the underside is prone to swelling. (I've ordered a tri-wing drivers to get it out)

After replacing the cover it was working fine again and has been since.

Removing the cover my have allowed the battery to move a bit and took the pressure off the track pad. That's still a long shot though.

It's just strange how this happened after installing the interface, I don't think they are related now.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Are MBP's supose to make this sound when its moved with disk in the drive? | is it possible for raid 1 in macbook pro »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
MacBook Pro Trackpad Won't Click - Want to Switch to Touch-to-Click Nick H. Apple Notebooks 1 11-16-2011 12:40 PM
Re: Trackpad on New MacBook Pro Angelaine Apple Notebooks 6 11-05-2010 10:34 PM
MacBook Pro Trackpad Problems Caitie89 Apple Notebooks 10 06-17-2010 09:46 AM
Macbook trackpad button is stuck down saralindk Apple Notebooks 1 11-25-2009 11:08 AM
Macbook Pro trackpad button doesn't click solidgold5 Apple Notebooks 3 03-02-2009 04:16 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:36 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?