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#1 glynnmania

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 12:18 PM

Hi everyone,

 

The track pad on my toshiba satellite randomly stopped working last night. Can't right or left click, can't mouse anywhere.

 

I tried system restore, but it failed. The control panel shows that the driver is properly installed and up to date.

 

Any help?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 07:02 PM

Two possibilities immediately come to mind. One, you may have accidentally switched the trackpad off. I think on a Satellite it is the Fn key and F6, but I'm working from memory here. Look at your Function keys and one of them will have some symbol that looks like a mouse and/or a trackpad. You use this, with the Fn key to toggle the trackpad off and on.

 

The other possibility is that your trackpad may be on the way out. They are, I believe, replaceable if you feel up to it, but the simplest solution is to use a USB connected mouse. As I don't like trackpads, I normally plug a mouse in and switch the pad off if I'm doing anything other than casual work on a laptop.

 

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 10:45 AM

Chris, you are a genius. I had it switched off. Thank you very much.



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Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

Glad it's sorted - it's so often the silliest simple things that catch us out !

 

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