Squeaky key

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by korbearus10, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. korbearus10 macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2012
    Anybody know why a key might suddenly decide go squeaky on me? When I press on the "j" key on my rMBP, it squeaks. Initially thought there was something stuck underneath the key, but there wasn't.


    I'm gonna take it in to the Apple Store tomorrow, but was just wondering if anyone had a clue why it might have suddenly started squeaking.
  2. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Has your mouse gone missing? They sometimes squeak, so if it's hiding under your J key, that could be the cause ;)
  3. TickleMeElmo macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2012
    Pull the key and put a little bit of silicon grease or white lithium grease on and around the scissor mechanism. The delete key on my rmbp squeaked and rather than go deal with Apple I just pulled the key and lubricated the mechanism a little.
  4. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
  5. tbn002 macrumors newbie

    Jul 10, 2011
    I had a squeaky spacebar once. It was quite annoying. When I brought it to the apple store they replaced the spacebar in 10 minutes and all was good again. :)
  6. eijnaix macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    how do u do that ?

    I'm facing the exact same issue as you, squeaked delete button on my newly arrived rmbp. Super irritating, can you please explain how do i pull it out and what lubrication did you use ?
  7. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    My arrow keys are squeaky. Not sure if I should bother having it fixed or not.
  8. chorner macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    Any info here? I've got a squeaky spacebar and would like to do it myself if I can without damaging the hinge mechanism. Just lube it up instead of the hassle of going in to the Apple store.

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