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PowerBook - trackpad issues: worn out or what?


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my 2 year old powerbook G4's trackpad recently started behaving irratically -- clicking 2 or 3 times for every single-click, sometimes not registering clicks at all, stuff like that. I'm thinking it's maybe just worn out or something, but figured i'd ask if anybody else had seen this kind of thing, and if so if there's a way to fix it.

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hey there
my 2 year old powerbook G4's trackpad recently started behaving irratically -- clicking 2 or 3 times for every single-click, sometimes not registering clicks at all, stuff like that. I'm thinking it's maybe just worn out or something, but figured i'd ask if anybody else had seen this kind of thing, and if so if there's a way to fix it.

most appreciated and whatnot
stacey
I can't say that I've encountered this with an Apple product yet, but I see it all the time on Dells. I work as a network admin and have about 100 Dell notebooks. It seems that as they wear, depending on how clean they're kept and how often they're used, they start to behave erratically.

I would check out http://www.ifixit.com, they should have the parts you need if you feel comfortable disassembling your Powerbook.
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I'm having click issues with my trackpad. ie: when clicking or double clicking a page back, it seems to go back multiple pages as opposed to a single click. Then when trying to go forward, i end up going back forward too often. I HAVE adjusted the settings in Systems Preferences>KeyBoard & Mouse>Trackpad, but I am still having these issues. It seems as though the issue just happended overnight and has lasted a week now which is driving me nutz! Is this a regular isssue with my Powerbook G4 (aluminum)? Dirt underneath maybe? Is it that much of a risk to open this badboy up and give a clean? If you have any advice twbg.

Note: (i am using the actual 'clicker' to click-NOT the trackpad itself).

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