Pre Click on White MB Button

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  1. mynameisraj macrumors 6502

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    I am having a very annoying and weird cosmetic issue.

    After using my macbook for some time, as I use the trackpad button it makes two click noises - it's not just one smooth click.

    I was wondering if this was normal or not - It's odd because it only happens after I use the computer for a period of time - maybe the metal heats up and is hitting something? I've been careful so I'm 100% positive there isn't anything under my button… the computer is under warranty so taking it in is an option, but I'm not sure if it will click or not when I bring it there - it's an on-and-off kind of thing.

    Anybody else have this problem? Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    there should be a click for button down and a click for button up... that's normal of any button. Do you mean there are two sounds simultaneously?
     
  3. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, I wasn't being clear enough. When I click it down I get two clicks, then when I release another.

    So yes, two clicking sounds simultaneously - one thats normal, and one that sounds odd and feels kind of weird as well.
     
  4. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    i highly doubt it's serious in any way... it's probably the material underneath the button flexing. Bring it to an apple store if it really bothers you... personally, I would probably just ignore it... but, that's just me :p
     
  5. ChazDaSpaz macrumors regular

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    If I were you I'd ignore it and activate tap to click.
     
  6. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    is it kind of a squeaking noise? And if you just tap the button without actually clicking it can you hear it?? Because I think i have the same problem, however it is only at times do i hear this noise
     
  7. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes to both - it's a high pitched squeaking noise that I only hear sometimes when I click the button - particularly in the middle. I can tap the button and still hear it.
     
  8. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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    hmmm then yeah it is something im guessing to do with the plastic itself rather than something underneath the button. I have this problem every once in awhile though it is annoying, I don't see it affecting the performance of the machine. Maybe someone else will have some type of "fix-it" hints???
     
  9. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    I reiterate.
     
  10. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Doesn't affect the performance of the machine but sure does affect the performance of the user :D
     
  11. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816

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    :p brilliant :p

    Take your battery out and see if you can reproduce the sound from the underside of the machine. Really, why do a quick fix when Apple will fix it for you under warranty?
     
  12. mynameisraj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Called AppleCare about a different issue with the topcase and they are replacing it - finally I can get rid of the pre click monster
     

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