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Touchpad problem My touchpad and other mouse keys will not work at the moment unless i hold down a keyboard key at the same time. However once i hold for example the shift key they work perfectly. I am not aware of a setting i have changed and any help will be much appreciated. Thanks

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Run a diagnostics
turn off your system
press and hold Fn key ,power on the system, leave fn key
it will start running a diagnostic
it will give you an option to press any key to continue
press any key and you will get 4 options
express test
custom test
extended test and
symptom tree
choose symptom tree
you will get list of devicec
choose keyboard run test
it will highlight some keys you have to press
if everything works fine here
hardware is working fine
then you have to take the system back to day one or use Operating system cd to reinstall the operating system
if you are in United states call 1-800-624-9896

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Hi Stores, First off check to see if you have the Synaptics touchpad driver installed on your laptop. Go to the control panel, then add remove programs and look for touchpad. If you have it AND if you don?t configure the pads sensitivity or take advantage of the software?s ?features? I would suggest you uninstall it. My users (and I) have nothing but problems on the laptops that have it. Windows has default support for the device and it does fine as long as you don?t need any of the special features the software driver provides. It may be a good idea to make sure you have the software to reinstall it if you don?t like the results. If this doesn't work for you let us know and always please don't forget to rate this solution once we're done.

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