Clicky Trackpad

irain

macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 1, 2005
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Fairly new MacBook... anytime you slightly touch the trackpad button, it makes this cheap-sounding clicky noise. Similar to the sound of a set of teeth chattering.

How can I fix this?
 

macbwizard

macrumors 6502
May 23, 2005
279
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I'm not sure there is a way to fix that.

You could always turn on the feature that allows you to use the trackpad to click by tapping on it. Then you'll be absolutely silent.

Good luck.
 

DENZIE

macrumors regular
Apr 19, 2007
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yeh I used to get the same thing aswell, its really faint but it's there. I bought mine about 5 weeks ago (latest rev).

I also had this thing where the trackpad would ever so slightly droop (i mean slightly) in the middle aswell and it was bothering me. I took the battery out and noticed that where the droop was is this cut out that has some sort of rubber flap covering something. If you have one finger with a bit of pressure on the trackpad and one on the inside you can feel the resistance.

So i measured the size of the cut out and made up a little peice of folded paper to the same dimensions(not very thick maybe 1mm tops), placed it on top and put the battery back on (being careful the peice of paper didn't move elsewhere).

Walla!! The droopeyness has gone and so has the faint trackpad button click you described. I doubt this would cause other complications and void your warranty because you can just pull the paper out if you need to take it back to apple. hope this helps
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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I always thought these track pad buttons were meant to make a clicking noise.

Maybe all the laptops I've ever owned have been faulty!
 

PDE

macrumors 68020
Nov 16, 2005
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yeh I used to get the same thing aswell, its really faint but it's there. I bought mine about 5 weeks ago (latest rev).

I also had this thing where the trackpad would ever so slightly droop (i mean slightly) in the middle aswell and it was bothering me. I took the battery out and noticed that where the droop was is this cut out that has some sort of rubber flap covering something. If you have one finger with a bit of pressure on the trackpad and one on the inside you can feel the resistance.

So i measured the size of the cut out and made up a little peice of folded paper to the same dimensions(not very thick maybe 1mm tops), placed it on top and put the battery back on (being careful the peice of paper didn't move elsewhere).

Walla!! The droopeyness has gone and so has the faint trackpad button click you described. I doubt this would cause other complications and void your warranty because you can just pull the paper out if you need to take it back to apple. hope this helps
this is the best solution...I did that too. Very easy.
 

kolax

macrumors G3
Mar 20, 2007
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Just noticed this too - if I click near the middle rightish of the trackpad button it makes 2 clicking noises (one where I press it down and one where it pops back up again.

Luckily I always press the middle bottom of the trackpad button (since that's the position my hand naturally sits with my thumb resting).
 

srf4real

macrumors 68040
Jul 25, 2006
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paradise beach FL
I think you're supposed to get used to it and tune it out. You mus be smokin sometin to have jus noticed, deh buttons have always 'clicked'...:p

*note to self: design a silent button for trackpads and make $$millions$$
 

DENZIE

macrumors regular
Apr 19, 2007
102
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I think you're supposed to get used to it and tune it out. You mus be smokin sometin to have jus noticed, deh buttons have always 'clicked'...:p

*note to self: design a silent button for trackpads and make $$millions$$
Hey guys, we're not talking about the 'regular' click sound that the trackpad button makes, they ALL make a sound!!

We're talking about this really really faint click noise when you just touch the trackpad button, not when you actually select something with the trackpad button. If you had the noise you would understand but obviuosly you don't..

And Squeeks, yeah I just took out the battery, you'll notice the rubber cover thing I was talking about straight away. As long as you've got a macbook, I don't speak for the pros
 

Trepex

macrumors 6502a
Apr 5, 2007
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Ottawa, Canada
Hey guys, we're not talking about the 'regular' click sound that the trackpad button makes, they ALL make a sound!!

We're talking about this really really faint click noise when you just touch the trackpad button, not when you actually select something with the trackpad button. If you had the noise you would understand but obviuosly you don't..

And Squeeks, yeah I just took out the battery, you'll notice the rubber cover thing I was talking about straight away. As long as you've got a macbook, I don't speak for the pros
Yes the soft click is because of unevenness in some of the trackpad buttons. Mine makes the click, whereas my GF's is sturdy, has no uneven movement, and makes no extra clicking/creaking noises.