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Macbook Air Squeaky Space bar

2001 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 7:46 PM by josephosmith RSS
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Oct 5, 2012 5:28 AM

Hi I was wondering what some of the underlying causes of a squeaky space bar are, as recently I have noticed a faint squeak when the space bar is pressed in the center, but if it is pressed to the far right bottom corner it does not, this is recently my 4th replacement and I cannot really be all that bothered returning this one if the causes of the problem is miniscule.


As I am not a computor technician, or someone who has a vast knowladge of the macbook air 13inch base model, I throw this question to anyone who is willing to help give me more answers, and support in regards to my dilemma.


Reason for returning my other macbook air products, was A: They where damaged out of the box, or they had internal structural issues, and yes they where purchased from the apple store, and they might have had a bad batch of products, so I dont really blame anyone, as apple replaced all of the products that where damaged, and have outstanding customer service.



MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • Power-PC Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 12:37 AM (in response to Macintoshes)

    Buy a can of compressed air and blow out any debris under your space bar.

  • josephosmith Calculating status...
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    Oct 7, 2012 5:52 PM (in response to Macintoshes)

    I have the same problem and am considering taking my new macbook air 13.3 back in for a replacement.  If you google this problem you will see that it is widespread and they will replace it... however does the cost of replacing it outweigh the annoyance?  Resetting evertyhing is a pretty big pain.

  • Power-PC Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 10:24 PM (in response to Macintoshes)

    When I went to the genius bar, this is what they did to my Mac and it fixed my space bar. Thought I'd save you a trip.

  • josephosmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 7, 2012 10:31 PM (in response to Power-PC)

    They just used compressed air and blew on the spacebar?  My Macbook Air is days old, there hasn't been time for debris to get underneath.  @Macintoshes, what did you find out from the genius bar?  I might get a chance to stop tomorrow and will udpate if I can otherwise it will be some time before I can get in due to travel.  Thanks to all who are posting regarding this issue.

  • josephosmith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 13, 2012 7:46 PM (in response to Macintoshes)

    Still squeaking like crazy.  I under a Bestbuy 90 day return policy so I am going to get this swapped out.  It is unbareable.  Has anyone had any luck with resolving this without returning it?


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