Trackpad Rattling click weird noise *link to recording of sound*

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ste1989, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. ste1989 macrumors member

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    Hello,
    I am not sure how to describe it properly, but since 10 minutes ago, my trackpad on my 13"mbp has been making a weird clicking sound.

    Normally, it makes a click which is regular, just like the store units/how it should be, however for the last 10 minutes the BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER ONLY makes a weird longer noise which I cannot properly describe.

    its almost like a rattling noise, or something that sounds like its breaking. had this mbp since july this year, and i do have apple care (got it on student discount price!!

    Just wondering if you know what the problem is,
    Or if it is going to be a problem/if trackpad may be breaking
    Or if I rang apple/took instore what would they do.

    Reason why I havent immediately took it in is because if MBP could get new processors soon, I could take it in after refresh in the small chance I get a new computer replacement.

    What should I do :eek: eek




    UPDATE!!! : THE CLICK SEEMS TO HAPPEN ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE NOW RIGHT THE WAY UP :/

    hey so i think i have managed to upload the noise as an mp3.

    might need volume up to hear it fully.

    at about 0.05 - 0.07 u hear 3 regular clicks,
    then i do 3 clicks on the right of the trackpad,
    then 3 regular etc etc.

    heres the link hopefully My Song 2.mp3 - 0.37MB
     
  2. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Take it to the Apple store.

    Don't expect a new Mac. They won't upgrade you; they would give you refurbished parts. Never expect to gain out of your experience; to do so is selfish.
     
  3. ste1989 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm well im not expecting to have an expensive laptop replaced with refurbished old parts for a fault of the machine not me. :mad:

    I understand obviously that i wont get a whole new mac in a shiny box etc etc though :rolleyes: :p
     
  4. Clete2 macrumors 65816

    Clete2

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    Oh, ok. I understood incorrectly.

    If you take it in, depending on how long you have had it, they will either just exchange your Mac or replace the trackpad.
     
  5. celticpride678

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    It could possibly be the tension screw to the trackpad. It is accessible when removing the battery. However, Apple can tighten it if needed. Take a trip down to the Genius Bar and see what they said.
     
  6. ste1989 thread starter macrumors member

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    seems best bet is to take it to genius then.
    Do i need to book in online or can i just take it without booking, coz its not far from my house anyway.

    i think i might take it in after christmas, because the apple store is busy enough on normal days, let alone christmas week.

    ah the noise is still here the day after, I was hoping it would of magically fixed overnight.
    Feel a bit stupid taking it to a genius though, considering it still works and all. They might just be like oh well nothing we can do.... :rolleyes:

    I have an appointment to see a genius soon. will post results of what they say when im back :)

    my macs only 6 months old so i dno what theyll do ? :/

    I have an appointment to see a genius soon. will post results of what they say when im back :)

    my macs only 6 months old so i dno what theyll do ? :/
     
  7. mike-d macrumors newbie

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    Hey I think I have the same problem. I couldn't download the mp3 file you uploaded, but mine sounds like it is clicking more than once at the same time. Like it's supposed to be "tik" but mine sounds like "crick". I have it in the bottom left corner.

    As for the solution, when I press down the bottom left corner really hard (but not hard enough to break it) it goes away temporarily. You try it.
    Just press your bottom right corner hard and feel it yield, then release. I think that would fix your problem...
     
  8. ammusk macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem with my Early 2008 MBP. The sound kinda went away on its own.
     
  9. Habitus macrumors 6502a

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    Take it to a genius. I had a similar problem with my black MacBook and they replaced the top casing.

    Take it in and plead your case; this is an investment and you paid good money for it. Don't be afraid to be adamant; sometimes, you need to push to get what you want.

    Cheers,

    Habitus :apple:
     

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