Uhhh.... Is this normal? (Clicking from space bar on rMBP.)

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  1. Squilly, Feb 19, 2013
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    Squilly macrumors 68020

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    I was messing around with my rMBP and pressed the space bar. I didn't cause any harm but I don't know if this is normal or not. Here's a video:
     
  2. xShane, Feb 19, 2013
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    That's normal.
     
  3. leman macrumors 604

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    That's just the OS informing you that your keystrokes are not being recognised as valid commands.
     
  4. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So there's both the clicking noise and the other noise?
     
  5. Nismo73 macrumors 6502a

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    I've heard that before on other computers. I think it's to help wake you up when your head falls down onto the space bar after some beers and late-night gaming.
     
  6. johnnnw macrumors 65816

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    Mine doesn't do that for some reason, but everyones saying it's normal. Weird.
     
  7. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It's still covered under warranty. I wonder if I should bring it in or call Apple. It only happens when I press the spacebar on my desktop.
     
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  9. kny3twalker macrumors 65816

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    go to sound preferences and uncheck play user interface sound effects
     
  10. leman macrumors 604

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    I am sure it does not. E.g. try opening Safari and pressing CMD+L followed by CMD+K. This is an invalid sequence and should also produce the sound.
     
  11. MacKid macrumors 6502

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    As others have pointed out, that isn't a hardware sound. Your keyboard isn't making that noise. It's an OS alert sound. These settings can be changed in the Sound preferences pane.
     
  12. Squilly thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I get that sound. But I don't get both sounds combined. I only get the one "ding", not the "ding" followed by the "click".

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