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#1 shivani17

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

Hi,

 

Few months back, I attached a USB mouse to my laptop, since then, the touchpad is not working. However, I am able to use the USB mouse.

 

Please help...



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#2 GreenGiant117

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:13 PM

With some laptops (mine included) it registers that you have plugged in a mouse and disables the trackpad, now mine has a button next to the pad that lets me turn it back on whenever I want.

 

There should either be a button, an area on the trackpad, or something in the settings that will allow you to tun it back on with the mouse plugged in.

 

What kind of laptop do you have?



#3 shivani17

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 02:41 PM

I have a button, but the touchpad does not work even after switching it on..

 

I have Compaq Presario CQ40. 



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 03:06 PM

Do you have a light in the upper left of the touchpad?

 

You can try double tapping the upper left corner of the touchpad.

 

I know this "feature" is available on the HP EliteBook line, but don't know how wide spread it is.



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 01:14 AM

I hv a light in the upper center, double clicking does not work...



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 09:59 AM

what kind of laptop. Make and model? On most laptops when the trackpad doesn't work or stops working you usually have to press and hold the fn key on the bottom left of the keyboard and up on the numbers across the top there should be a picture of a little track pad. Try pressing that while holding the function key and see what happens.  If not then we can look at your make and model of your laptop and try re-installing the drivers for it.  



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Posted 20 December 2013 - 11:32 AM

From this PDF (page 8) indicates by the button (item 4) is the way to turn the touch pad on and off.






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