Fixing my Macbook Touchpad

March 11, 2007

Recently, my Macbook’s touchpad button has become a little unresponsive and not as strong as it used to be. This bugged me a lot and I thought I had some dirt underneath that was hindering it’s movement. That is until I found this link.

Turns out I’m not the only one having the problem and I don’t think it’s dirt at all. The best part is, there is a very easy fix. Just place some origami in the bottom of your Macbook and you’re all set to go. This is one of the most creative thing and useful things I have found.

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Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse is…

February 19, 2007
Apple’s Wireless Mighty Mouse


Not as mighty as it may seem. It started off like a dream. Worked perfectly. Left click here, right click there. Scrolling up/down/left/right with the 360 degree scroll ball. Moving with lighting-fast precisions thanks to the laser tracking. But alas, that was 5 months ago and now, all is not well.

The laser tracking complete with on/off switch


The right click only works half the time unless switched on and off. The scroll ball has gotten stuck and now only scrolls down if pressed hard enough. Plus to top it all off, the bottom of the mouse is coming undone. All these problems seem to be hindering what used to be the perfect mouse.

The bottom of the mouse, which is meant to be flat.


But there is hope. According to Wikipedia (Not the best source, but a source none the less), Apple has “silently” fixed these problems. “Users report, that the Mighty Mouse (as of February 2006) runs much more smoothly and the scroll ball stays cleaner than the prior builds, and that the durability has gone up as well.”

So thanks to Apple’s One Year Warranty, I am going to go and try to replace my mouse this weekend, and just maybe, everything will be back to the way it was.