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when I press on the lower left corner of my 11inch MBA there is a faint 'clicking' noise - I wonder if the battery is slightly swollen? (under the trackpad, which I don't use) or it could be the trackpad itself
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So we are switching gears from "warm keyboard" to "mystery clicking".lol

It's very hard to say if that clicking is normal or not. When the trackpad is depressed...some "clicking" is normal. So it's difficult to seperate normal clicking from abnormal clicking.

Maybe the fact that you do not use your MBA's trackpad...you're not used to the "normal clicking" sound your MBA's trackpad makes.

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Another poster on another Mac forum says

'No, that would be from the bottom plate making a small snapping noise from pressing against the chassis.

The bottom plate of the Macbook Air is held in by screws and has a tight fit with the chassis. Sometimes called screw-pop from the screw being loose and making a pop sound as the plate flexes against the screw head

check for a loose screw head, if not this is normal.'
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Another poster on another Mac forum says

'No, that would be from the bottom plate making a small snapping noise from pressing against the chassis.

The bottom plate of the Macbook Air is held in by screws and has a tight fit with the chassis. Sometimes called screw-pop from the screw being loose and making a pop sound as the plate flexes against the screw head

check for a loose screw head, if not this is normal.'
Everyone has an opinion. If you feel this poster is correct....followup on their suggestion...and check it out.

In any case...with the information provided in the original post...the issue could be any number of things (including being absolutely normal).

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