Posted 31 March 2012 - 08:58 PM
Hi,this is my problem,i think ive tried everything to fix this to my knowledge,I got this laptop from a friend, emachine W4605,running windows Xp pro Sp3,all drivers are installed,i have restored most of it and reinstalled windows.Everything works great and the touchpad worked like it should, i was using it for a few weeks after being restored.One day i just got done using laptop and turned it off,few days later turned it back on and the touchpad did not work.This model has indicator lights right below the touchpad buttons witch is part of the device itself witch shows wifi power caps scroll lock etc,these lights were still on so i know it had power to the device itself.Ive spent the last week trouble shooting this before it came down to posting on forms.So this is what i found out touchpad was working lights worked,next touchpad stop working,lights worked,reinstalled drivers many different ones,none worked,switched out cable tried a new one,didnt work,fliped cable both ways,didnt work.
Now the lights are not on!I have another identical plamrest with same touchpad witch was the original one that came with laptop did same test with it.Now even that one, the lights dont work or the touchpad,So i have this feeling that both these touchpads do work,but there just not getting power!When i got this laptop i turned it on with all original parts and touchpad and everything worked,so i know the old touchpad is good.After restoring with newer parts everything did work!
I spent many hours and days studying this issue almost every google site lol! its not the Fn F7 tried that,I would really like to fix this its one of those things that is not going to beat me!lol,Im Open for any ideas cause im out of them,its all coming down to,touchpad is now not getting any power or lights would be on,witch leaves me wondering why it stopped working before the lights stopped telling me now no power at all!
Well there it is,this is truly a brain teaser for me,if anyone can give me some ideas Thank you so much!
P.s. This is my first posting on this website so i hope i did ok!lol