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When resting hands on side of trackpad, machine "freaks out"...

Can you help with a suggestion on what I can do to repair/"jimmy" my wife's MBP that, when she rests her hands to the left and right of the track pad, the machine seems to have a mind of its own. It's almost like there is a short with something right along the front edge. When I use it, I normally don't rest my hands, and lean the laptop in a different direction and it doesn't do it for me, but for her, it is nearly un-usable. I think I'm going to take it apart and have a look, but I don't know what to have a look for!!

When I press with light to moderate pressure, the cursor will jump, or a web site will page forward or back, or go to a favorite not even chosen that day.


Any help avoiding buying a new one would be greatly appreciated. Otherwise, the machine's a champ!



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Well...I think I figured it out. I recently replaced the battery with a knock off (not that that matters necessarily) and...it is warped slightly. After I completely took the thing apart and checked everything as suggested and blew off the dust, I left the battery out. With the battery out, the computer worked like a champ, and with the old original battery installed, it worked fine. I guess all I will need to do is get a new battery...

Thanks for the suggestion.


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that is really bad - those lipo batteries are dangerous


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check the track pad connections and the ribbon cables

here is the guide to remove the topcase

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tdrehm will be eternally grateful.
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