Dell Inspiron 600M Keyboard Replaced, now touchpad doesn't work
My boss had a drink spilled on his laptop, causing the keyboard to stop functioning, while the touchpad was still working fine. He removed and cleaned the keyboard and then it started working again, however, the touchpad and right click stopped working. Any ideas?
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Re: Dell Inspiron 600M Keyboard Replaced, now touchpad...
Need to pick up the keyboard and make sure the ribbon cable to the mother board is fully seated. if it is. then thetouchpad need to come out and clean it very carefully. the sugar and any sticky substances need to be clean off the machine, around the touchpad.
I hope the drink did not damage the touchpad.(it is heat senstive)
if it still don'e work aft reinstalled it. you need to call dell to get a replacement.
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you will have to reinstall the drivers and the sofware in your Dell. I think since the touch pad is not working if you use the cursor keys and proceed to the control panel and try to restore the laptop, then if this will reset to an earlier date, then it will solve the issue.
try this out and check to reinstall drivers. hope this helps. Good day
could be a problem with drivers. Try to start windows in safemode. To start in safemode keep pressing F8 imediattly after the laptops starts and will show up a screen, choose safe mode. If in safemode works use system resotre and restore to an earlier time when worked.
Restarting the laptop usually resolves this issue. However, if you are frequently having the same issue, or if restarting did not help, i suggest that you contact dell technical support to check for possible serious problem on your keyboard. you may visit www.support.dell.com
This is going to sound really weird but I found a fix. I've got a Dell studio XPS laptop and was getting annoyed by the same phenomenon. I discovered the problem was more common when my thumbs were close to/touching the touchpad. I cranked down the sensitivity of my touchpad and things got a lot better. Probably works for many different kinds of laptops.
For my machin - Steps to fix: Mouse Control Panel: Dell Touchpad Tab: Click to change Dell Touchpad Settings: Touchpad Settings: Touchpad Sensitivity: Move it from near "Light Touch" to the middle.
This is a common problem that affected a host of dell models which had a 'trackball' or whatever the little 'nib' in the middle of the keyboard is called?
You can try to remove the 'Synaptics pointing Device' in add/remove programs. This may help.
There is one and only one way to fix this issue, you have to lift the keyboard and disconnect the 'trackball' thingy from the mainboard....do not disconnect the touchpad, the touchpad itself is not the problem but suffers from the drift caused by the malfunctioning ball in the middle of the keyboard.
the fix above u will lose use of the 'ball' but not the touchpad, and you wont be tempted to smash the laptop off the wall .
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It is likey the connection for the touchpad has come loose. As this connector is under the keyboard it would make sense that putting pressure on the keyboard causes it to work. If you are comfortable with removing a few screws, refer to the service manual on Dell's website on how to remove the keyboard. You will then see a ribbon cable connected to a plastic mechanism that secures the cable to the connection on the motherboard. Simply slide the top of the plastic mechanism forward or back to release tension on the ribbon cable, make sure the cable is straight and all the way forward, then slide the mechanism back into place and you should be okay. If you are not comfortable with removing anything, any computer repair shop should be able to do this for you relatively quickly.
Do you still have the dell diagnostics cd and the drivers and utilities disk, you can press f12 and boot to the cd and then run the diagnostics, if not its either your cable is not connected anymore and you need to reseat the cable, you can follow these instructions http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins6400/en/sm/keyboard.htm#wp1111863 or http://tinyurl.com/fq6m5 if after reseatting the keyboard and still it wont work then you need to purchase a keyboard for your system.