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Disabling the touchpad on HP 530

The touchpad on the system HP 530 suddenly started acting up, an so i went to get myself a USB mouse, but the problem remains.  I noticed that when its running on battery the touchpad works okay, but once i plug in the adaptor (charger) after about a minute or two, it just starts misbehaving. 
So i want to disable the touchpad and stick to the external USB mouse at least as an interim solution, any help please.

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  • olaz100 Dec 12, 2008

    Well - i disabled it, wasn't called Synaptics input device though, but rather PS/2 mouse or something like that, thanks.


    I do think it is probably having a motherboard issue also, i haven't concluded on that yet, but you suggested a bios upgrade, i could try that but what i dont get is why a device that has been working for like a year + would suddenly stop working and y it would need an upgrade, its been working fine. Updates should only be needed when a new device or software or os or the likes is installed, dont you think so?

  • Greg Wilkins
    Greg Wilkins May 11, 2010

    I just want to make a suggestion. Everybody just jumps in there and tells everyone to do bios upgrade but if you can't get the exact one you need you can totally disable your computer. Everyone here just uses that for a quick fix like there is nothing to it. Just beware.
    God Bless Greg


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Go into your windows device manager.
Search for your touchpad (should call synaptics input device)
give it a right click and disable the device.

I rather think that your mainboard is having problems, tried a bios upgrade and the latest drivers yet?

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