Touchpad makes annoying clicking noises

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by acee88, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2008
    Hi all,

    I just purchased a new MBA 11.6.

    I've been noticing the touchpad to be very "loose" feeling?
    Meaning when I tap the touchpad to click on something, it makes the sound that I am actually pressing on the touchpad to click.

    When I inspect the touchpad, I don't noticed any loose gaps or the glass is moving anywhere from side to side or top to bottom.

    Is this normal?

    I have a feeling it is normal as the MBA 11 is so thin. The touchpad wasn't made to be very solid feeling like those of MBP's as they had so much more space. When I was testing at the store I didn't notice the sound as it was so loud in there.

    Please let me know! As I will bring the MBA if its not normal back to the store and get them to look at it.
  2. macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    The MBA touchpad is a giant button.

    If you press hard enough it does press and it DOES make a noise. It is supposed to do that.

    Goto to "System Preferences", "Trackpad" and enable "Tap to Click" to just have it "click" on things without having to press the touchpad too hard.

    Good Luck
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    I think you have to take it back to store and see if it's indeed too loose.

    There's always some variance how loud the touchpad clicking noise is, and I noticed in store that MBAs are generally louder in that respect than MBPs.
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2008
    I did just that. Apparently the trackpad was not screwed in probably. Due to fast manufacturing at the plant the machines forgot to screw in tightly the screw that holds up the trackpad. The Apple tech screwed it in for me and now its perfect! :)
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2011
  6. macrumors member


    Feb 13, 2011
    United Kindom
    Same for me but with 08 button ;) Browsing these forums is making be find things wrong that i've never noticed before, O well :D It's another one on the list for when I go to se Apple :p
  7. macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2010
    Riga, Latvia
    hah, I second that :) also noticed some flaws that I probably wouldn't, if I didn't read about them in the first place

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