how to disable Inspiron 15R touchpad tapping sound

I just purchased a brand-new Inspiron 15R (Intel core i7-4500u, windows 8).  It's making noisy sound when tapping it. I went to control panel -> sounds, and choose "no sound", no help.  I also went to control panel ->mouse -> dell touchpad -> Dell Pointing Devices, and unchecked "tap to click", no help either.  Please let me know how to disable it.  If the issue can not be solved, I have to return it back to store.  It's too noisy, especially in the meeting, at night and early morning. 

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RE: how to disable Inspiron 15R touchpad tapping sound

Hi dell_user_of_many_years,

I recommend you to right click on the Sound icon in the system tray to open the Sound Properties window. In the properties window navigate to Sound tab. Check the list under Program Events. Check if the touch pad tap is listed and if it has a speaker icon. If so, select ‘None’ from the drop down list under Sounds and click Apply.

Let me know the status after this.

Thanks and Regards,
DELL-Sujatha K
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RE: how to disable Inspiron 15R touchpad tapping sound

Sorry, no help.  I think it's mechanical issue.  I have to either live with the sound or return it for another model.

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RE: how to disable Inspiron 15R touchpad tapping sound

Hi dell_user_of_many_years,

I request you to check if there is sound while taping in BIOS screen. Restart the system and tap F2 key at startup to open the BIOS screen. Navigate using up and down arrow keys and also use the touch pad and check if there is sound.

By this we will know if it is mechanical issue or software issue.

Thanks and Regards,
DELL-Sujatha K
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
#iwork4Dell
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ankitseth2000
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RE: how to disable Inspiron 15R touchpad tapping sound

Hi Sujatha,

I too bought dell inspirion 15 series and the touchpad (both for left and right click) makes mechanical sounds.

let me know if u guys have any resolution to this...this is too frustrating!!!!

please reply asap

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