i will check next time it happens.. when it goes i tend to press down the start button and shut the laptop down.. it happens most when the mouse is being used.. my battery is fairly new.. will see if clock updates next time it happens then tell youI guess you mean the mouse pointer disappear? Is that all that happens, and the MacBook can respond in other ways.
What I mean is - Does it actually freeze (clock does not update, and nothing happens when you press Option-Command-esc (for Force Quit)?
If your MacBook appears to be responding otherwise, and just no mouse pointer, then it's a good time to try a USB mouse - to check if the pointer appears when you plug the mouse in.
When does the freeze seem to happen most often? At boot? When waking from sleep? During particular operations (in other words, when the trackpad or mouse is being used.
Finally, does your MacBook have an easily removable battery (turn the coin slot on the bottom to pop the battery out?)
Then, with the power adapter connected, remove the battery. Does the trackpad then start working? Take a quick look at the battery, to see if it lies flat (no rocking) on a flat surface.
The reason I ask about the battery is that if a battery is swelling (no longer flat) it can apply pressure to the bottom of the trackpad, and may prevent the trackpad button from being pressed, or even properly moving the arrow. If that happens, removing the battery should immediately allow the button to work.
yep thought it might not be best thing to do.. is that the apple key and esc together?Forcing a hardware shut down (holding the power button) is not too good on your file system, but perhaps it seems to be the best choice at the moment. Do try the force-quit (Option-Command-esc) first, to see if there's any response.