Increased pressure required for unibody trackpad?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macaco74, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. macaco74 macrumors regular

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    I got my new 15" unibody MBP friday - while I love the machine, I do not love the increase pressure. I find myself pushing much harder even after the audible click to get the press to register.

    I called applecare and he indicated this was normal. This is my first unibody MBP, I had a 2007 (october) MBP that had the separate click bar - never required more pressure than it took to get the click.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. shadygrove macrumors regular

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    Not sure if this is normal, but you want to turn on the "tap click" function. I like it a lot better than than pressing down the whole time.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If you click on the bottom of the trackpad, it should be easier to click, but overall I do think it does require more pressure and one physical button.
     
  4. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

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    If when you press down it doesn't register, then there is something wrong with your trackpad. Before I just bought my new 15" MacBook Pro, I had the late 2008 MacBook and the trackpad did what you're describing. I had to get the trackpad replaced. Hope this helps!
     
  5. macaco74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the response - I will likely bring it in to the apple store if it continues for another week or so.
     
  6. macaco74 thread starter macrumors regular

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    made my way to an apple store last to test the machines and see if the pressure was similar to mine. It was clear that I have a defective trackpad.

    On the store machines, a soon as I heard a click, bam, the machine registered it, and it did not take much to push down.

    I made an appointment to have mine looked at today.
     

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