2017 MBP Trackpad - Is this normal?

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  1. Sovon Halder macrumors 6502

    Sovon Halder

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    This afternoon I checked a 2016 MBP without touchbar alongside my 2017 MBP with toucher.

    I was specifically looking for the difference in haptic feedback between the two devices. I found that the 2016 model has a slightly more clicky kind of feedback whereas the feedback from my MBP is less pronounced and a bit softer.

    Has anyone noticed this difference between 2016 and 2017 models ? Or is this specific to my laptop? Should I be concerned?
     
  2. Paapaa macrumors member

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    I guess you experience normal manufacturing differences within tolerances. If you think there is a problem, take it to service. But small differences in click feel are not necessarily a problem at all.
     
  3. ZapNZs macrumors 68020

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    There is some small variation between models. It's not anything to be concerned about though. :)
     
  4. Sovon Halder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I like my laptop. It’s just that.. when I’m working out or moving slightly heavy stuff like books etc and at the same time when I use my laptop.. SOMETIMES I can’t feel whether the trackpad is clicked. It’s weird I know but it actually happene quite a few times.

    I’m certain three is a ton of people here who owns or owned both 2016 and 2017 models. Any word from them would clarify my query whether this is a manufacturing defect or not.
     
  5. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    Someone may have changed the click sensitivity. The calibration procedure Apple and PSPs use is quite sensitive.
     
  6. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Under Preferences choose Trackpad and then Point & Click. There is a Click option you can adjust. As well as a silent option.
     
  7. Sovon Halder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm well aware of the settings preferences. The reason for me to open this thread is different.
     
  8. Etela macrumors newbie

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    The 2017 MBP's have a problem. I bought a brand new one which shuts itself off when idle, re-starting it will take three to four start button clicks and than you will receive a message : You have shut down your computer because of a problem. Do you want to open the last sites you visited . I returned the computer and received a new one, and it has the very same problem. Apple technician suggested that it may have something to do with downloading my files from external back up device.
    I doubt it, because it would not start in the store, without having anything downloaded. I would like to know if somebody had the same experience. Track pad does not react.

    Etela
     
  9. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

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    I don’t have any issues (knocks on wood) with my 2017 15” MBP. so far it’s the best laptop I’ve owned. Reading all the posts in this forum, I’m surprised it hasn’t spontaneously combusted while the keyboard squeals and melts.
     
  10. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple tech is probably right. You have all new hardware and same problem? Try your with the guest or new account.
     
  11. Etela, Sep 27, 2017
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    Etela macrumors newbie

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    I had to edit my reply because I noted that it was posted on Jan 29, 2016, which is strange.
    I was asking as to what exactly will using a guest account do?
     
  12. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Jan 29, 2016 is your join date, not the post date. The post date and time are at the top left of your post. ;)

    To your issues, I can't say I've experienced any such problem. My 2017 has been running flawlessly but I did NOT restore it from a Time Machine backup or anything of the sort. It is a fresh install where I manually installed apps and copied data over as-needed.
     
  13. Etela macrumors newbie

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    Hello Hooligan,
    The fact is that 2 brand new MBPs were having the same problem from day one - and that is enough. I do not know what happened to the good old sites of Apple support, where could just login and everybody was online. It may be that when the Russian founders cashed in and left, and the leader died, everything went to wrong hands. Because that is what it looks like. I have been a Mac user forever, but I will have to consider Windows. And how exactly do you a fresh install?
     
  14. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    If it were happening at the store with one fresh out of the box then the Apple Store employees should have said/done something to help. I find it hard to believe they let you leave the store with a known-defective laptop.

    Russian founders? What?

    I have to say, your posts are a bit hard to swallow.

    Fresh install, as in as it came out of the box. I did not restore anything to my 2017 from a backup because that can cause weird problems. I copied my docs back and everything else was installed fresh, not restored.

    Good luck...
     

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