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Acer 4200 notebook unresponsive keyboard and touchpad.. after a mandatory update the keyboard and touchpad are unresponsive.. keyboard only responds if its not shut down properly.. once computer loads and windows vista comes up it stops working all together

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Hold down the function key Fn and tap the F7 key,

now try the touchpad

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

  • Peter Conway Feb 25, 2009

    Obviously only try when you have the keboard working



    Alternatively start in safe mode by tapping F8 during startup then use system restore to roll back the windows system

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To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.

This process is different for each computer manufacturer.
If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then
attempt to use the touchpad after each one.

A...Locate the "Fn" key of the laptop keyboard.
The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
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C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.
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If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then
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Note: Mac computers use "F2" to enable and disable the touchpad.
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