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Touchpad not working

The touchpad is not working/cursor won't move- can not get a response from any amount of pressure, tap, drag, etc. The cursor if stuck in the middle of screen. Tried restarting several times and am unable to download from Synaptics.com without errors interrupting. The touchpad feels warm/near hot to the touch also. Everything else appears to be normal.

The warranty is long expired. Gateway online tech told me to do a recovery but that seems a bit extreme for a stuck cursor.

Should I recover? Is the touchpad something I can replace (myself) or is that necessary at all? Is there anything I can do? :(

P.S. I'm not very computer savvy, so the simpler the explanation, fix or whatever- the better :)

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If you are not computer savvy I do not recommend you trying to replace the touchpad, it usually involves completely disassembling the notebook.

Simpliest solution - plug in a usb mouse.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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