New 14" ibook - squeaky touchpad

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  1. jmbean50 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I just got my 14" ibook as my first mac and so far I'm loving it. The only thing that's been bugging me a little bit is that the touchpad tends to make a squeaking sound when i'm scrolling towards the bottom of the pad. I'm afraid this may be a sign of future problems with the touchpad. Am I being too picky? Is this something that I should get checked out? Anyone else notice this on their ibook?
    Thanks.
     
  2. mishi macrumors regular

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    all good

    yeah i had this with my old ibook 12" its nothing to stress over, it can be annoying yeah but its not a sign of future probs.

    you can easy get it fixed and since yer ibook is new it should be covered by applecare.

    mishi
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mine's silent. How hard do you press? You know it requires only the lightest of touches, right? :)
     
  4. jmbean50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am pressing very lightly, just enough to be able to scroll down the page. I'm not sure if I should bring it in to the apple store or not.
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Does it sound like the screech is coming from the contact between your finger and the track-pad or from inside the actual track-pad? If it's just a contact noise, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
  6. Prelude2Tragedy macrumors regular

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    Mine does it too. I dont think its anything to worry about though.
     
  7. jmbean50 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It sounds like its two pieces of plastic rubing against each other when I scroll. Its more noticeable at the bottom of the trackpad near the button.
    It doesn't squeak near the top of the pad.
    Thanks.
     
  8. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    That's what happens when you turn a mouse upside down and rub its belly... ;)
     
  9. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much but certainly give them a call if you're finding it annoying or if it gets worse.



    Nice. :D
     
  10. California macrumors 68040

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    I'd replace it. It's under warranty; its a weird annoyance you don't need. But that's just me.
     

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