tighten touchpad for my macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jpma, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. jpma macrumors 6502

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    hi guys, I've got the latest macbook pro 15''

    I want to tighten the touchpad so it doesn't sound so loud whenever I click on it.

    But I can't find the correct size allen key for the battery screw.

    Does anyone here know what is the exact size for the screw for the battery
    and what type of screw driver to adjust on the touchpad?

    I know I can use a flat head screw driver, the main part is to get the battery out of the way.
     
  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    One would think that the screw holding the trackpad down isn't what's making the loud clicking noise but rather the button that's under the trackpad that gets clicked when you push down.

    If the clicking annoys you, why not just enable tap to click?

    As for the allen wrench size, I have a bunch so I just try them all until I find the right one.
     
  3. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    as far as I know, the 3 point screw holding the touchpad does indeed effect the button clicking,
    tighten makes it click softer, loosen makes it click harder and louder.

    and why I know that, because I've tried it before with apple genius myself to adjust the level before.

    now I have another macbook pro, instead of going far to apple store again.
    I just prefer to do it myself.

    I've got a bunch of tools myself, just that can't find a matching size.

    also I do use tap to click as well as the clicking too for other shortcut with app name BetterTouchTool where you can set 3 finger click, 4 finger click, 5 finger click for shortcut to trigger specific buttons.

    thank you for your suggestion
     
  4. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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  5. jpma thread starter macrumors 6502

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    found out it's Torx T6 Screwdriver
    yeah, not that bad
    could be better
     

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