Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 3:11 PM (in response to westerneyes)
From Apple specs:
Solid-state trackpad supports tap, double-tap, drag and scrolling.
The above is for a 3,1 machine. The 4,1 machine has Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support.
Is there a Trackpad preference pane in System Preferences? What version of OS X is installed?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 3:13 PM (in response to westerneyes)
ASD (Apple Service Diagnostic) is not available to the general public. It's proprietary software offered only to Apple technicians. If you were able to find it offered somewhere for download, the hosting web site and anyone who downloaded it would be breaking the law.
You are correct in thinking the MBP 4,1 should support multitouch gestures — at least some of them, and more than the 3,1 does. But you haven't told us what OS version you're running, and that makes a difference.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 3:21 PM (in response to eww)
Point taken on asd. Would it be worth bringing it to my friendly local reseller to do same?
Running snow leopard (does which point release make a difference? I'm doing a combo update to newest at the moment). After entering ser. no. through apples system I get this as the only option
"Solid-state trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support for precise cursor control; supports two-finger scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities"
thanks for replies and sorry for tech gaps in my story so far
Currently Being ModeratedAug 22, 2011 2:07 PM (in response to westerneyes)
I bought a 4,1 MBP exactly because it had the better trackpad than previous MBPs. Mine does support mutli-touch. This is the info from mine:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro4,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number of Processors: 1
Total Number of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 3 MB
Memory: 4 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP41.00C1.B03
SMC Version (system): 1.27f3
Serial Number (system):
Sudden Motion Sensor:
Apple Internal Keyboard / Trackpad:
Product ID: 0x0230
Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.)
Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec
Manufacturer: Apple, Inc.
Location ID: 0x5d200000 / 3
Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 40
I don't know if the differences in the Product ID and Version are significant or not. I just provide for your reference.MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), Penryn
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2011 3:14 AM (in response to westerneyes)