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Touch  pad on my laptop quit working. How do I get it to work again?

Posted on 2006-07-22
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The touch pad (device that functions as a mouse) on my laptop suddenly quit working. I have already unistalled and reinstalled the driver without success.

The notebook is a Toshiba Satellite P25. And when I connect a regular mouse in a USB port, it works fine (but not the touch pad).

Does any1 have a clue as to how to make the touch pad work again?
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Question by:Brejinski
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FN + F9
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by:PCBONEZ
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If that doesn't work then check your BIOS settings.
Usually touchpads can be enabled or disabled in the BIOS.
~The setting shouldn't change on it's own but s*** happens........
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by:rindi
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If neither of the above helps, the internal connections to the touchpad may be disconnected. You'd have to open the box and check the wiring.
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by:stergium
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Hello. My opinion is that if it suddently stopped working ... its dead. it is a very very long shot that internal connections are disconnected.
Only if  your laptop does heavy work...bunjee jumping from your desk/rafting with your morning coffee... the disconnection could be possible.
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by:nobus
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how does it show in device manager? as healthy? or with errors?
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by:nobus
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and if the problem is recent, you can try a system restore to a previous date.
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by:rcopley
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comment on what rindi said. just be aware if you have a warranty and open that laptop, you warranty might be voided
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by:Brejinski
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Hi,

I just tried Fn + F9 and it worked. I forgot to tell you that I have a bunch of cats in the house, and they find the notebook a very attractive mattress to take their naps on. They might have pressed the "right" key combinatio.

By the way, nobus, everything was ok in the device manager. I checked it before trying Fn + F9.
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