Is this normal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by itsbenawhile, May 12, 2012.

  1. itsbenawhile macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011

    I took this into Apple, they said it shouldn't do that. Apple said they would replace the trackpad and i could pick it up the next day. The following day, I pick it up and take it home to it still making this very annoying sound. I went back and talked to someone else telling me this is normal? If it was normal why didn't it make this noise right out the box, or why does it only do this on the right side? What else can i do to get this fixed? Talk to a manager? Call Apple?

    Its bugs me a lot when I'm scrolling with two fingers, plus sometimes when i go to click all the way down it makes a nasty sounding double click. Hope this makes sense and you can tell me what you think.
  2. M5RahuL macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2009
    Definitely not normal. I'd take it to a different store or call Apple CS.
  3. itsbenawhile thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Okay Thanks! Im trying to just see what other people think. So I'm going to call and try to speak with the manager or maybe call Apple. I just can't stand it, its very annoying.
  4. Arelunde, May 12, 2012
    Last edited: May 12, 2012

    Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    It might be related to the trackpad's lower right corner being a spot to "right click" something on your screen, as if you were working with a mouse. I believe it needs to be activated in settings because I know it's supposed to work, but it doesn't on mine... yet. I use either the 2-finger tap or control-tap.


    OK - here's how to activate it:
    Settings > trackpad > point & click option > secondary click > pull down menu > select two finger tap, lower right corner OR lower left corner.

    BTW - the 2-finger tap often gets in the way of the 2-finger drag to scroll, so I'm glad you asked this question ... I discovered something new!
  5. itsbenawhile thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Does your trackpad make this noise though?
  6. sweetbrat macrumors 65816


    Jun 17, 2009
    Redford, MI
    You can set it up to function as a right-click, but it shouldn't make that noise. There shouldn't be any noise from the trackpad unless you're actually pressing it hard enough to count as a click. I can tap anywhere on mine and there's no noise at all. I'd definitely take it in to get looked at or give them a call. Explain that when you first took it in they said it shouldn't do that, but when you got it back it still does. They should fix it for you.
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    Holy crap! I was thinking to post this as well!
    I have the EXACT same problem.

    Not anywhere else, but the lower right corner.
    And its not always. Only couple of times.
    It annoys me a lot.
    I was thinking to take it to Apple soon.
  8. Zeov macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2011
    i just tested this on my "15 late 2011, and i do NOT have this problem, so i think you should get it tested.
  9. jdwagner888 macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2011
    how hard are you tapping? Because my macbook does that only if you push the track pad down (to count as a click). I am pretty sure it is supposed to do that but with yours being such a light tap to do that you might have a problem there!
  10. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's not normal. Perhaps try adjusting the pitch of the trackpad by turning the screw underneath it (behind the battery).
  11. itsbenawhile thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2011
    Yeah, im not tapping hard at all. I make the noise, then do a couple of full clicks. Im going to give them a call this week and speak to a manager.
  12. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Actually, no it doesn't. All very solid, even the right click corner (other than when it's clicked). BTW, the lower right "Corner" is actually a quarter circle that is active over about 1/4 of the touchpad, but only if you push on it. It doesn't respond to a tap.

    I'd agree with one of the other posters that you should take your MBP back to Apple for a fix or replacement.
  13. MOKHAN macrumors 6502

    Mar 19, 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    That's so strange. Sort of reminds me of the first generation nano's wheel sound.

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