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HP 8540w How Does One Turn on it's Touch Pad?

Posted on 2011-09-12
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    Does anyone know how to turn on the HP 8540w laptop touch pad?  
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by:Wakeup
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See if there is an option in the bios to disable it?  Or check to see if your touchpad/mouse drivers have the ability to disable the touchpad?

http://labnol.blogspot.com/2007/05/disable-touch-pad-of-your-laptop-avoid.html

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Some notebooks have a disable button located above the touchpad?  

See pictures here from HP:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=4096175&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c01876141

It is #4 in the picture.
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It also looks like if you have the latest or newer synaptics touchpad driver, you won't be able to disable it:
http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02643102&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=4096175&prodTypeId=321957

And after doing a little more research the laptop has "touch sensitive" buttons above the keyboard to disable the touchpad.  Have you tried pressing or touching it?

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Glad I was able to help...might you add your explanation on what may have resolved your issue?
Was it the synaptics driver?  or was it one of the touch sensitive buttons?
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