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You can attach a usb mouse to your laptop then check the status of the device on device manager, for this go to control panel and open system, go to mouse and pointing devices check if there is a yellow mark on this device

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My touch pad not working probably .


Adel Heider,

You may want to first download the driver and install it into the system from the link below.
Inspiron 1545 Drivers Download Page
http://dell.to/14IpAJU

Erratic Pointer Movement


Here are some easy steps to take to determine the problem with a touch pad demonstrating erratic pointer movement:
  1. Get the latest driver from support.dell.com - Most problems can be corrected with a simple driver download. This should always be one of the first steps when diagnosing any touch pad problem.
  2. Check for hand and finger placement - The most common cause of random pointer movement is that the touch pad senses a finger or part of the hand near the surface of the device.
    • Have the customer attempt to use the touch pad normally but to pay attention to the location of his or her hands and fingers. Are any straying too close to the touch pad?
    • Adjust the Touch Sensitivity and TouchCheck settings in the Touch Pad Settings section of the Dell Touchpad Properties.
  3. Try an external mouse - Does this problem happen with an external mouse attached?
    • The Device Select section of the Dell Touchpad Properties has options to enable or disable the touch pad or external mouse. Try several combinations of these settings.
    • If the problems only occur when the touch pad is enabled and do not occur any time a mouse or other external device is used, then the issue is related to the touch pad.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - If the problem cannot be corrected by adjusting the settings mentioned above and only occurs with the touch pad enabled, then this could indicate a mechanical problem.
    • Press down on the palm rest on first the left side of the touch pad and then the right. See if the cursor starts moving on its own.
    • Run Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and try to recreate the problems there. If either of these situations occur, then replace the palm rest.

No Pointer Movement


No pointer movement from the touch pad (or track stick, if available) usually is the result of one of two things: The touch pad has been disabled in the driver interface, or the touch pad cable is damaged or disconnected. Follow the steps below to determine the problem.
  1. Connect an external mouse - In either situation, an external mouse should still function. If it does not, try booting into Safe Mode and testing both devices again.
  2. Enable the touch pad in the driver settings - Using the external mouse (or key strokes if no mouse is available), go into the Dell Touchpad Properties. Go to the Device Select section and enable the touch pad. If already enabled, get the latest driver from support.dell.com.
  3. Test the device in Dell 32-bit Diagnostics - To eliminate a potential software problem, run the Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and test the device here.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - As a last resort, press down on the palm rest where the touch pad connector is located on the system board. If the pointer reacts in some way, then the cable may just need to be reseated. Otherwise, replace the palm rest.

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Dell-Jesse L
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Sep 07, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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I have new ProBook 4720s and the touch pad is locked? How do I unlock it?


You will have a push button just above the touch pad, if you push that button it will activate the touch pad...
Alternatively you will have the touch pad symbol printed on one of the function keys (f1 to f12), if you presss the "fn" and corresponding function key it will activate the touch pad...

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What is the internal touch pad?


internal touch pad is the touch pad where you put your finger to roll over your cursor instead of using an external mouse. External touch pad is also called external mouse.

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My toshiba satellite A355D touch pad is not working. my husband told me that probably my kid turned it off. if that is the case... how can i turn it on?


Sounds like your touch pad may need to be replaced.You can't really turn off the touch pad.Even if your child managed to uninstall the touch pad it would load back the drivers at next startup.Chances are the touch pad will have to be replaced.Its possible the touch pad may be disconnected from the motherboard but not very likely though.

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Dell touchpad tab gone from mouse settings. tried installing driver with no luck. Also tried uninstalling and reinstalling driver.


Customizing the Touch Pad

You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust
the touch pad settings.
1 Click Start , and then click Control Panel.
2 Click Hardware and Sound.
3 Click Keyboard.
4 In the Mouse Properties window:
• Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad.
• Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad settings.
5 Click OK to save the settings and close the window.

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Disable touch pad


at the top of the touch pad you can find the small button just press that button and the laptop touch pad was disable

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The keyboard is have disfuntion


Go to control Panel - select classic view - select keyboard the rest to your country code, or simply enabile it

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Acer Aspire 6930 Touch pad not found


Hello,

Please reinstall your Touch Pad Synaptics Pointing Device Driver then restart your machine.

Thanks

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Pointer jumps around on screen when touching touch pad


hello, have you tryed adjusting the sensitivity of the touch pad to a less sensitive touch ?

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