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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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I know there was a thread about this before, but the problem was never addressed.
And my spacebar started squeaking tonight. Not all the time, but I'd say 1/3 or 2/3 of the time. It's a real hassle and I want to fix it!
Any ideas?
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what do you mean by 'squeaking'?
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Sometimes when it is pressed, it makes a slight chirping sound.
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sounds like its just an old keyboard, or the space bar has been pressed a number of times by now through use that its showing signs of wear and tear.
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maybe something is caught in it. clean it out with a can of air
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Does the noise come from the speakers? For some reason when I press shift on my iMac the computer beeps from the speakers very silently...
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I have the same problem now and then on my 17" AlBoook. I see a patter developing.
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Okay.
No, it's not from the speakers, and I've had my PowerBook for less than three months.
I think it may have been humidity or something, because now it's not doing it...
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I have the same problem, sometimes it squeaks, sometimes not. Probably humidity...Maybe "spray" a little bit of fine oil would help? Did that to my squeaky hinges weeks ago, still no squeaking there.
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If I put oil on it, is there any chance of it getting inside and messing anything up? It's still not sqeaking now, so I think it was just the humidity... For some reason it was 70 degrees and slightly damp out yesterday even though I live in central Illinois and it's mid-november...
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