MacBook button

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Machead III, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. Machead III macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    The "mouse" button underneath the trackpad on my MacBook (non-pro) has recently started acting up. It's entirely functional, but the mechanics of pressing it have really gone nuts.

    If you press it at the very top, it's slightly more of a push to depress it, and sometimes makes a loud click. If you press it at the very bottom, it's completely silent, depresses slowly and very shallowly - as in, you only have to depress it about 3/4 of a mm for it to register a click.

    I'm selling the bloody thing soon, and I haven't had it 3 weeks. Any idea how I can sort it out? I'm in the UK and ordered online, so there's no Apple Store or reseller who will provide me with any guarenteed support or anything.

    Any ideas? :(
     
  2. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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  3. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    Yeah, but it's not the sort of thing that they'll want me to sort out myself, I'll end up having to send the frigging thing back. I'm thinking maybe a crumb or something is stuck under there, and if there was a way I could clean it out.
     
  4. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    but you said you were selling it anyway - so sending it back wouldn't be a big deal :confused:
     
  5. Machead III thread starter macrumors 6502

    Machead III

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    It just means I have to cancel my eBay auction and wait for it to be fixed. Maybe the buyer won't pick up on it, in fact I managed to find a few threads around the net with people mentioning probs like this, some having it upon arrival.

    That said, it's getting louder and sharper by the minute, and just using it now is driving me mental.

    I guess there's no non-invasive way to clean out the underside of the trackpad button? Mabye I could work it in?
     
  6. JAT macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the tip to stay away from anything you sell. :rolleyes:
     

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