The G4 Guy Question: Submit your device’s serial number or model number to check for compatibility using our built-in system. Once running with a system in the computer, and all connections double checked twice, you may see if a power management reset could force the trackpad to be ‘seen’. Need this product Installed? Grade B – May have slight damage such as small dents or deep scratches that are noticeable but should not affect the functionality of the device. Reply Helpful Thread reply – more options Link to this Post. Alternatively, you can use this little script.

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Once the trackpad was liberated, I could do the same with the mouse button.

There may trzckpad a copy of the original service manual for that series iBook G4 online to see trackpas they suggest about the trackpad replacement, etc. I rest the PRAM again. Is the problem that there is no OS or no hard drive? Used parts designated with a Grade B condition may have slight damage such as small dents or deep scratches that are noticeable but should not affect the functionality of the device.

PowerBook G4 Special Report: Erratic Trackpad behavior – CNET

This product has new and used options. I find I have to constantly reposition my finger, compared to my 12″ 1GHz machine where trackpad use is basically transparent for me at this point. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.


Move the two fingers in a circle to scroll up or down, depending on whether you move in a clockwise or counterclockwise direction. I have not experienced the static shocks that other users have gotten, whether on AC or not. Settings should be remembered across reboots and sleep, and on a per-user basis i.

For general discussion, please use trackppad project’s forums or mailing lists. This computer has no OS and no hard drive. They had me reset the PMU and that fixed it. I then installed the new trackpad and mouse.

Or, maybe the trackpad is legitimately broken. As should be obvious from the version numbers, iScroll2 is still in its early stages of development, and thus likely contains bugs.

2005 PowerBook G4 Special Report: Erratic Trackpad behavior

I decided to reinstall Tiger and cross my fingers. If you encounter any issues, please don’t hesitate to let me know. The process is as follows: Once the mouse button was removed, I could insert a spludger underneath the trackpad and pry it off. Please be sure to tracipad the correct option.

Lately however they have started to crop up. MouseZoom Some users have reported success in working around the limitations of the new trackpad using MouseZooma preference pane which speeds up mouse cursor t4 in Mac OS X, to improve the usability of the new trackpads.


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Namely, taps single or h4 not always recognized, and sometimes it won’t come out of sleep mode by simply tapping on the trackpad. I saw several posts online that said the mouse button would stop working if enough gunk got underneath it. Otherwise, I love it. To uninstall iScroll2, click the “uninstall” button in the preference pane, or download the underlying script here. These devices will be saved for future visits as well.

Kevin Pierce adds “I find that the cursor occasionally gets stuck in addition to slow response. I took a Q-tip, soaked it in alcohol and gave it a good cleaning. I have tried them all. Many lost drags and missed clicks. Everything passes, even the logicboard test. In teackpad to scrolling, tracmpad also supports mapping the trackpad button and the tap gesture to a specific mouse button. The trackpad and mouse are completely non responsive.