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Touch pad is not working

The touch pad seems to have a mind of its own. It makes the screen curser drift rapidly to the bottom or top corner and stays there. You can try to get it to respond, but it goes back to the corner. It also affects using the mouse. It will drive the curser back to the corner if you do not continue to move it back with the mouse.

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  • Anonymous Nov 26, 2007

    Touth pad does not work the cursor flyes down left corner or up right corner. Is it a driver problem or is somthing set out of function?

  • rock79in Dec 07, 2007

    Downloaded new driver from Dell's website, Still the same problem. Earlier it used to go to corner by itself. Now touchpad isn't working at all..

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    touch pad drifting

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    touch pad doesn't work at all, neither do the left or right click buttons. Mouse plugged into the USB port does work.

  • Deanna818 Jun 19, 2008

    My touch pad is not working, if I want to click on something it takes a few hard clicks and sometimes that doesn't work either. The right and left click buttons work but the touch pad doesn't. Is there away for me to fix this issue.

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    I tap on the touch pad and it does not work

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It's a software issue with the driver, and Vista. I had this problem on my Acer notebook, and I fixed it by doing the following:

1) Goto "Control Panel -> System"
2) Click on "Device Manager"
3) Goto "Mice and other pointing devices"
4) Uninstall what you see there and select "Delete driver file for this device"
5) Click OK and restart your computer
6) After reboot, it'll have installed Microsoft's default ps/2 mouse driver (which works fine except for the scroll).
7) Goto "Start -> Control Panel -> Mouse"
8) An error will pop up saying something about Synaptics driver not found. Just click "Yes"/"OK" to kill it off for good, and restart again if needed.
9) After reboot, your problems should be solved.

Optional:
If you want scrolling and other functionality back with your Synaptics touch pad, download and install the Synaptics Touchpad Driver 9.1.11.0 here:

http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Synaptics-Touchpad-Driver-91110.shtml

If it screws up again with this driver, just kill it with the steps above, and just use the default Microsoft driver until Windows 7 comes out, or switch to Linux (which ever you decide to do first).

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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I had a similar problem which I remedied by removing and cleaning the touchpad, there was some dirt which had collected around the edges of the pad underneath the case. The only drawback is that the majority of the laptop must be disassembled to get to the touchpad.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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Some times the touch pad is working and some time not working when drag one side then the arrow goes to other side. and one thing more DVD/CD RW not dectected, because CD shows in my computer and the icon is also present on the task bar near the Clock, One day i disconnect the USB flash drive but mistakly i disconnect the CD,So now the CD not appeared.

Thanks.

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

I think the problem is actually the pointer stick. I disabled the pointer stick and it fixed the problem, the touch pad is still active and works perfect. Latest alps driver from Dell is required for this fix.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

Just twist the whole laptop a bit (bend it back and forth in the 2 opposite corners). like someonen mentioned; there is some pressure on the touchpad which makes the mouse go to the end of the screen. you can also disable the mtouchpad in the bios before startup (press F2). the cursor moves to a default when pressure is applied, it automatically resets after a few seconds (IF the pressure is gone)

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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I had the same problem with a touch pad several months ago. My fix was to download the latest Dell driver.

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