Track Pad & ‘Picker’ Problem
MacBook : OS x 10.5.7
Hello Everybody, I’ve got a big problem.
This morning, when I turned on my Mac, I discovered that my ‘clicker’ (just under the track pad) didn’t responded - or responded very badly.
I ran :
- Repair DiskPermissions
- Repair Disk (from an external HD)
Both had acceptable results
I reset the pram.
In addition, I can’t start-up with the system disks. Every time I try, the CD is ejected. I even set it the start-up disk but was met with the same results !
I hooked up a 2 button external mouse only to be surprised by more strange behavior (I have no software for this mouse) :
- The left click works fine - for a very short or for a long period. The reason for the length is foreign to me. When it doesn’t work & I resort to the right button, it acts as if I were clicking on the left button while holding down the ctrl key (‘sticky’ pull-down window !) In addition, when in this state, the dock becomes inaccessible. If it’s in the mood, which is more often than not, there is no reaction at all & I must resort to a restart.
If I click on the track-pad or the ‘clicker’, everything open becomes ‘frozen’ & a restart is obligatory (which I have done more than 8 times to post this !).
Never having seen such results, I suspected a virus & began my search for a solution in this area. I found 2 groups - for & against.
I get the exact same results when starting-up with an external HD !
Thank you very much.
If it is happening when booting from an external HD, then it is not a virus or trojan (which currently is a miniscule probability anyway). It is more likely an issue with the button itself or the motherboard.
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