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Left Button on Dell Laptop Quit Working


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#1 sltmfla

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:45 AM

Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

Windows 7

 

The left click button quit working. The right click button works and the left and right click on the pad itself works.

 

What do you think the problem is?



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#2 Netghost56

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:51 AM

Is it stuck? Jammed? Or just not sending a signal?

 

Have you checked the mouse or touchpad properties?


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

It's not sending a signal. When it quit working, i was tapping on it fairly hard and the computer shut off. I restarted and it hasn't worked since. The touchpad properties say it's working normally.



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:56 AM

Can you operate normally with a USB mouse?

 

Since according to pictures of your model you have a separate button (not a clickable pad) it might be jammed internally, even though you're hearing a click. There is a plastic mechanism underneath each button with a tiny metal pin holding it together. Pressing too hard can cause the pin to dislodge, which will make the button appear to work but will not allow the touch to register with the system. It can be fixed, but it will take nerves of steel and make you cross-eyed.

 

Or you could buy a new top cover off Ebay.






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