trackpad clicking problem???

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by flyfish29, Nov 28, 2005.

  1. flyfish29 macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    My wife's trackpad on her one year+ old iBook has a clicking sound come on when the trackpad it touched. Not every time and I have already made sure all menu sound effects, etc. are turned off. It is a sound I have never heard either. It is NOT coming from the speaker but the trackpad/keyboard area. Has anyone else had this problem? A short maybe?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

    Will Cheyney

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    I have seen this problem, but it was on a knackered out demo laptop :(
    I'm guessing it has something to do with age/use.

    Give Apple a ring and see what they say.
     
  3. California macrumors 68040

    California

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    If under warranty, get a new trackpad. If not, get a new trackpad and put in a new hard drive and a superdrive unless you alreadyhave it. ONce that machine is opened, upgrade upgrade upgrade. Nice to have a new trackpad, too.
     
  4. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    It has everything she wants (Superdrive, etc.) so I will first call apple and see what they say- I don't think it is under warranty but will double check. She doesn't use the track pad all that often so if they don't do much I might not worry much about it unless they say it could endanger the electronics inside if it is infact a short or something.

    thanks for your help!
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Could it be the hard drive? Has the machine been acting strangely recently (apart from clicking noises)?
     
  6. flyfish29 thread starter macrumors 68020

    flyfish29

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    I don't believe so- minus having difficulty starting it up. Sometimes when pressing the on button it takes quite a while for it to respond and turn on (sometimes many presses are required.) I have had this happen on my own iBook as well though.

    I don't believe it happens when she is using the mouse, but I will check.
     

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