MateBook X Pro Touchpad Rattle Fix

If your Huawei MateBook X Pro's touchpad is loose and rattles when you tap on it, try sticking a piece of paper between the touchpad and the frame. You might not need to remove the battery like I did, but if you do, the heatsink plate has to come off first, which is a hassle. You do NOT need to take out the touchpad itself to perform this mod.

Some clarifications about the video:

  • The ID card is to support the touchpad from underneath, or else you'd just be hammering the chassis.
  • You can also try putting something about the thickness of printer paper under the tabs, if you're not comfortable with hammering.

Credits to u/unknown_soldier_!

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SL

Hi Brad, I tried this but did not seem to work. I probably did not put the paper in between the right layers? Could you post more description, or better yet more pictures or a video? Thanks!

Vik
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Vik

I have the same issue. Love the notebook. I think it fits my needs better than my xps 9550. Besides the rattling track pad, I haven’t had any issues. I will be trying this mod this weekend, sometime. I will try to post some pictures.

alfredo0426
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Hey Brad did you have to rip off the rubber feet in order to open the back of the Huawei laptop? I know you had to remove the rubber feet on the old one in order to access the back panel.

Tony
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Tony

Hello Brad,

I tried this fix and seem to log sensitivity when clicking and especially click when dragging upward to near the top of the touchpad. Is that par for the course for this fix?

Olle Jönsson
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Olle Jönsson

Hi!

Will this void the guarantee? Also, is this a problem for all the matebooks or is it just some of them that has this problem?

Kirk
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Kirk

I just did this last night and it was easy. Just take your time when taking off the backplate since the clips could potentially break. Also I slid three pieces of paper in and that seemed to do the trick for me. Great read, great video. I’m glad I found… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

Could you please show us in a video how you’ve opened the back of your MXP?
I’m a bit worried that I break something inside, but that rattle drives me crazy and your fix seems the only solution for it.

Hope it’s not a big problem for you! 😉
Thx a lot!

ignacio
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ignacio

Hello, what screwdriver did you use to take it apart? It looks like a hex screw but not sure what type/size?

Paul
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Paul

Thank You. I did things exactly as shown in tutorial and now it’s working perfectly! The sound of clicking is different, but getting rid of annoying rattling makes up for it 🙂

Joe See
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Brad, I stumbled across your website here looking for ways to fix the trackpad. I tried the paper under the long skinny circuit board like you did, but it then made it very hard to press in the center of the trackpad. I tore the laptop cover back off and… Read more »

Jason
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Jason

Brad, thank you!! My Matebook X Pro finally feels premium without the rattling touch pad. Your “easy paper method” worked like a charm. The “overall best method” using aluminum foil beneath the metal tabs didn’t work for me.

weiwujige
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weiwujige

Hi Brad, Nice method for stopping the rattle. Another big issue that bother me is the awful palm rejection of the MXP. The pointer is actually moving around as I type these words down I’m not sure whether it just me that encounter this or it’s a universal problem, but… Read more »

Rick
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Rick

Hi Brad, you could also fix the rattling by eliminating the root cause. The route cause is the gab between the switch and the touchpad itself. This gap is created by the spring, which is pushing the touchpad up against its endstops. The endstops are those little metal hooks between… Read more »

JW
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JW

Hi Brad, I’ve applied the permanent method and used for a while, but recently the trackpad has been making a strange sharp noise if I click one side of it, also, I found that a small piece of stuff has stuck between the metal plate and the green PCB of… Read more »