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Macbook a1342 problem

Hi. Help needed! I have a MacBook A1342 2009. When I boot it up the desktop apperars fine, although takes longer than usual to reach desktop. The curser moves fine with the trackerpad but when you hover over any icon/taskbar, you can't access any application/program. When I press the power button the option window appears with "shutdown, restart etc," you then can use the trackerpad to choose your option (ie) shutdown. Therefore tackerpad is ok. Tried shutting it down and doing a SMC reset but problem still not resolved. Any help would be great. Thanks

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Use a mouse to uninstall and then update the drivers for the trackpad. There may be an issue with driver corruption, or a device conflict causing the problem.

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We'll that happened to me also.. i researched and found if you goto apple.com and look up support for macbook. Look for .pdf macbook repair manuel. There you'll get start up procedures. turn off power. Then load start disk, hold down "alt/opt" button and then turn power on. Wait for a min or two and then you'll see your hard drive and start disk to choose from. Choose start disk and click enter. Be sure your disk isn't scratched.. i had that problem. Then wait... it takes awhile so be patient. You'll get the whole set up again. DONT ERASE YOUR PRIOR DISK!!! Thats where i screwed up! So.... you should be able to get what you want .. if not.. its a new hard drive you'll need to buy... i'm heading to Best Buy and the Geek Squad for my help!

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Try going into Utilities folder and open Disk Utility and repair disk permissions. That fixes a number of bizarre issues in Mac.

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If you have your Mac OS X Install disc, insert it into the drive.
Restart the computer and hold down "C" while booting.
Choose your language.
Select "Disk Utility" from the "Utilities" in the menu bar.
Select your Macbook's hard drive in the left sidebar.
Click the "First Aid" tab thats along the top of the viewer window.
Click "Verify Disk" (not verify disk permissions)
If this shows errors click "Repair Disk"
Once completed close the Disk Utility window.
Restart the computer.
If this fails to fix it as well then your next option would most likely be recovering your files from the macbook either by booting into target disk mode (hold down T at startup) and transferring them via a firewire cable, or removing the hard drive and hooking it up to another Mac to get the files. Then do a clean install of Mac OS X using your installation discs.

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Hi Meliss
Press the power button and keep it pressed for about 10 seconds.
It should shut itself down.

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The bios on the machine hardware has failed to book.
You could try plugging in machine and ensure battery is charged.
Press and hold the power button for about 20 seconds.
also the other thing is to immediately after you press the power button.
hold these 4 keys at same time continuously - cmd, alt, P, R
hopefully machine will power up and down and up again if you keep holding them.


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I'd try adjusting your setting in
Apple menu
System Preferences
Trackpad.

Not sure what key combination can affect those settings.
If that does not help try resetting the PRAM and or the SMC.

Resetting the PRAM may do the trick:
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