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No mouse i have available works with this laptop

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  • BillW50 May 11, 2010

    Do you have both connected at once? A touchpad and a mouse? Does it work with just the touchpad alone?

  • Freddy Gonzalez
    Freddy Gonzalez May 11, 2010

    Hi, can specify which is the fault with the mouse, or presents faults with the touch pad???


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USB port for wireless mouse gets hot and not working

1-try to connect another USB peripheral like USB flash or something else,if this does happen again you have some problem with your USB chip or maybe your main board or USB cabling in your laptop (some kind of short circuit),
2-if your problem still did not solve you have some short circuit or problem with your USB device and try repair or replace the device ,
3-if your problem persist and doesn't solve even with another device you must consider this note:

some USB devices needs 500ma current mode that only available in PCs and some devices and most laptop available in the market just support 100ma USB port

Dec 15, 2013 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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The cursor on my Toshiba satalight pro laptop has completely disappeared, its brand new and was updated last night, this has been going on since this update

Some symptoms that occur with Toshiba laptop mice include jumping and vanishing pointers.
These situations have occurred after software upgrades have been made.
The problems can often be solved by following basic mouse troubleshooting methods.

Overall, Toshiba laptop mice contain the basic functions characteristic of the USB variety.

The mouse device is used to move, open, delete and otherwise connect with items available on and through the computer monitor.
In Toshiba laptops and many others, the mouse pad replaces the point and click USB mouse device. This enables the mobile computer laptop to be more compact, portable and ready to use.

The mouse pad on a Toshiba laptop is located in the middle, directly below the keyboard.
The control buttons, both primary and secondary are situated below it.
The primary key, on the left, represents the left-click button on an USB mouse device.
The secondary key on the right represents the right-click button on an USB mouse.
This button is used to pull up the short menu of an item after selecting it.

Update Keyboard Driver Many Toshiba mouse issues can be solved by updating the driver.
The driver enables the mouse to function properly. Update the keyboard driver first to increase mouse and keyboard device compatibility.
To complete this task, click "Administrative Tools," accessible from the Start menu.
Next, click "Computer Management," and then select "Device Manager."
Click the "Keyboards" expansion node to bring up the list of installed hardware, and then right-click on the keyboard that is in use.
If the "Update Driver" option is available, click on it.
Otherwise, select "Properties," go the "Driver" tab and press "Update Driver."
Device Manager is a useful tool to update, rollback or uninstall incompatible drivers.

Update the Mouse Driver

Update the mouse driver by following most of the instructions in the above section, "Update Keyboard Driver."
However, after selecting "Device Manager," click the expansion node next to "Mice and other pointing devices."
Select the current mouse device in use and right-click on it.
If the "Update Driver" option is available, click on it. Otherwise, select "Properties" and go to the Driver tab and press "Update Driver."

Check BIOS Fixes

Some older Toshiba laptop models require BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) fixes.
Most of the downloads are available from their website.
Since, the BIOS chip is the liaison between the hardware and software, any issues should be addressed promptly.
Symptoms, such as erratic mouse behavior or the pointer disappearing, are signs of a need for a BIOS fix or driver update.


Toshiba and most Microsoft Windows products are compatible.
This is vital when it comes to updating necessary drivers needed for continual operating system function. The service packs they approve of are listed on their website.

Aug 13, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Cursor not showing up

Well the touchpad driver could be erased or a virus may have damaged it.
You should go to Acers website and then support and download drivers and get the right touchpad driver.

Install it and see if it works.
Use TAB to navigate for now. or use mouse keys.
This means keep pressing shift really fast and accessibility option will show up.
Use tab and space bar to navigate to MOUSE TAB and select Mouse Keys and hit enter.
Done for now you can use the numpad to operate the cursor.
Second option is to go out and buy a USB mouse.

Worst case scenario: Touchpad is damaged and needs replacing.
Or simply a cable got disconnected and needs reconnecting by taking the laptop apart
Get Your Laptop Mouse to Show Up if It Disappears
Using a laptop is as efficient as a desktop computer to complete tasks, use the Internet and talk with friends on a daily basis.
If your laptop's mouse cursor disappears, there are various tricks and solutions available to help get your mouse pointer back to resume your work and current computer tasks within minutes.
And this can be accomplished without the use of software applications or advanced computer skills.
Press "Ctrl" + "Alt" + "Delete" and choose "Task Manager" if your mouse pointer becomes available, pressing the keys simultaneously.
This will allow you to close any open programs that may be causing issues with your mouse pointer.
Plug in an external mouse to allow the computer to attempt to find the device, prompting the mouse pointer to appear which may solve the problem or allow you to temporarily work with a mouse pointer.

Reboot your computer by pressing and holding the laptop's power button for a few seconds.
This will reset your laptop's current open settings and most often allow your computer's mouse pointer to reappear.

Upgrade your laptop's video and graphic card drivers (if available) to ensure the mouse pointer disappearing or flickering is not a hardware issue.
Select "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Hardware and Sound" > "Device Manager" to view your current graphic and video settings.
Visit your device manufacturer's official website to download the most current version of your drivers.

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Just look out for a mouse-pad symbol on any of the function key of your keyboard.
And then press the 'fn' key on your keyboard with that key which has symbol of mouse-pad on it. I guess you will be able to access your mouse pad.
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How do I double right click if I don't use a mouse, I use a touch pad

Notice how the touchpad is laid out. Normally there is the big square area that you slide your finger across to control the mouse pointer. Then either at the top or at the bottom of the touchpad there will be two separated squares that you can click on. They work just like a mouse. the one on the left is a left click, the one on the right is a right click.

Apr 03, 2012 | Acer Aspire 5720 6497 Laptop

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I dnt want 2 use touchpad of my laptop 620,so can i connect mouse wid my laptop, is there USBport available?

Yes you can. Just plug your usb mouse in a free port and that's all. If you have a mouse with a driver cd, insert the cd in cd-rom and install driver.

Jun 07, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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I have an old, early 2000-2003 "filand" brand optical mouse. It does not work on my laptop windows7 OS. says no available can i get or download a driver for this mouse? i lost...

Well the problem probably is that there is no drivers for that mouse for windows 7, because if Windows 7 dose'nt find the drivers itself then there probably is no Windows 7 drivers. But you could try and search for the drivers yourself.

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Why does the Mouse keeps freezing? I have to reboot all the time. Mouse will work fine for awhile, but if it gets into the outer margins, it's gone

Eliminate your mouse driver and reload it again
Free downloads of your mouse driver are available on the web. Go to any GOOGLE web page and type in the mouses manufactures name and model number to do this download

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How do you connect a bluetooth mouse to this laptop?

AS far as I am aware this model did not have blue-tooth just regular
Wi Fi

If you got a blue-tooth adapter with your mouse then plug that in to an available usb port on your laptop and then install the software that should have come with the mouse.

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Mouse pad problem, cursor is moving but click function is not working

Mouse pad gone bad. You need to repair it if you can, 
Best option is to take at nearest technician or Repair shop if it is under warranty still. 

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