MBP 13.3inch, trackpad isn't so slippery and smooth..help!

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  1. rjsbass macrumors member

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    hey guys,

    9/10 times i use my new computer, my hands get warm from the heat... consequently my fingers get slightly moist. when this happens they stick to the trackpad when i try to navigate around the screen. it's very annoying and i don't really know how to fix the issue. is this a hardware problem with the laptop? does anyone else experience the same problem? have you found a solution?

    if i wipe my fingers on my shirt before each time i use the trackpad, everything is fine, but this is pretty annoying to do
     
  2. pellets007 macrumors 6502a

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    Happens to me and my unibody MacBook as well. It's not a hardware issue.
     
  3. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    It happens to everyone. Except old people and their old wrinkly dry skin. Lucky bastards
     
  4. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    you guys sweat too much...

    i never have this problem... :D
     
  5. CoffeeWarrior macrumors regular

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    Must be the rice :eek:
     
  6. Smoothie macrumors 6502

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    I use Monster ScreenClean to clean my LCD screen. After I'm done, I wipe the microfiber cloth with a little of the cleaner over my trackpad, and it makes it nice and smooth.
     
  7. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    ok and one more thing,

    sometimes when i tilt my laptop the hard drive hits against the inside of the computer

    should i open it up and tighten the screws holding the hard drive in place? could it be loose / not tightened enough?
     
  8. ptrlng macrumors newbie

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    I would definitely make sure everything is screwed tightly together. The last thing I want is a defective hard drive due to tilting or moving the laptop.
     
  9. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like a personal issue more than a hardware one.
     
  10. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    what about in response to the hard drive issue? should i not be using this computer until i can bring it in to get fixed? i cant' find a screw driver small enough to open it up and tighten the screws holding the hard drive
     
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  13. reallynotnick macrumors 6502a

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    The hard drive is just locking the platters to prevent you from damaging it by moving it quickly while it is spinning, nothing you can do to fix this besides stop moving your laptop around so viciously. :p
    (don't worry it happens to me too, ha)
     
  14. allanibanez macrumors regular

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    soak your hands in aluminium chloride, should kill those bastard sweat glands in no time.
     
  15. RiCEADDiCTBOY macrumors 6502a

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    +1
     
  16. rjsbass thread starter macrumors member

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    so its not scraping against the inside of the case...that it's just locking? the locking would emulate a scraping sound?
     

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