Macbook "CLICKER" screwed up? (Video inside) Everyone watch!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by -Josh-, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. -Josh- macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Hey guys - here's a video to my problem. I can't really explain it so please just listen closely and watch my YOUTUBE video. The left side of my large clicker on my macbook seemed to be acting up suddenly. I did not notice this before. What makes this weird is, I usually never use my clicker. I always use my wireless mighty mouse - I just used it once one day while holding my macbook on my lap and then noticed a double click out on the left hand side.

    Please watch and advise, thank you all!

  2. firstapple macrumors 6502a


    Sep 25, 2007
    I watched the video and can definitely say mine does not do that! huh, wonder what it could be... Maybe you pushed to hard on the left side or something, since the right side seems fine
  3. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    It sounds a little load for a clicker on a mouse...
  4. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
  5. dL. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2007
  6. wayland1985 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 16, 2008
    My powerbook did something like that. A can of compressed air straightened it right out...
  7. secretpact macrumors 6502

    May 24, 2007
    Mine feels weird if u click it on the sides. It feels softer and not tactile? But it doesn't make a clicking sound that loud. On the sides the clicking sound is quiet. In the middle it's a little louder, but not that loud.
  8. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
  9. topher2889 macrumors regular


    Jun 1, 2007
    ya that happened to my macbook too. It was still under warranty so I took it to the Genius Bar. They offered to replace the whole top case including the keyboard for free. Fixed the clicking problem but my new clicker is squishy on the sides now and doesn't really make any clicking sound. I personally prefer the silent click over the old noisy bastard but I wish I could just go back to when it was new and had the perfect clickiness Oh Well :(
  10. makismagoo99 macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2006
    Same kind of thing happened to me. My MacBook developed the cracks in the palmrest, so I took it in to the Apple Store for repair. They ended up replacing my entire keyboard and trackpad. At first, I thought, "Sweet!" but the new trackpad button is squishy on the sides and most of the time doesn't even click :(
  11. johny5 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2007
    mine did this as well and luckily it was only a week or so old so i just returned it and got another :)
  12. -Josh- thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2007
    Hey guys, thanks for the heads up.
    The clicker has gone away. Everytime that It heard the click I would lift the Macbook to my mouth and blow into the clicker. Everytime I did that, It would temperarily stop the clicking. After a few times, the clicking has went away. Should I still take it to a Mac store, or what? The thing is gone, but is my Macbook defective?

    It was fine, ended up weird and made that noise you heard in the video. After enough blowing of air into the clicker it has gone away. Advise?

    Thanks again,

  13. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Yes, you should still take it in and have Apple look at it. It could be debris underneath your trackpad button or the ribbon cable may need replacing. If it's weird off and on it could get worse later.
    The worse Apple can say is they found nothing wrong but use your Applecare while it's still active.
  14. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    It sounds like a coin being hit on the table as you do it \o/

    In all seriousness though, have it looked at as it very probably shouldn't be dong that.
  15. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007

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