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Hi, try disabling it in Control Panel/Mouse.

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Inorder to fix the Touchpad issue, try the hard reset steps:

Sometimes it is necessary to do a hard reset to erase all of the information in the temporary memory and regain functionality of your PC when it stops responding. For example, doing a hard reset is helpful if your keyboard quits responding, you cannot get your PC to come out of hibernation or sleep mode, or if a software program causes the PC to freeze.
The hard reset will not delete saved files on the hard drive.
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Also make sure that touchpad button is On. It will be just above the touchpad area where you can see the white led which shows that touchpad is on. If the led is in orange, touchpad is off.

If these steps does not work, update the BIOS version from HP website .

In rare case if the issue still persists, you need to restore the notebook to factory settings using Recovery Manager or recovery discs.

Before performing recovery, you need to backup all your data to external hard drive because it will erase the data from the hard drive:

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On some notebooks, the TouchPad can be turned off by pressing an on/off button located near the TouchPad. If the notebook does not have such an on/off button, you can still disable the TouchPad in its settings control panel.
NOTE: You will need to use an external mouse or some other pointing device to control the cursor when the TouchPad is disabled.
To disable the TouchPad:
Click Start , enter mouse in the search field, and then select the Mouse control panel program from the search results.
On the Device Settings tab of the Mouse Properties panel, click the Disable button to turn off the TouchPad.
The TouchPad can be re-enabled when needed.

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Either the touchpad has disconnected form the mainboard, loose connection, or the drivers are bad or the actual mouse click button is faulty.

You could try and reinstall the drivers for you trackpad/mouse. They can be found on the CD disk that came with your notebook or on the Acer website.

A computer technician will need to take a look at your notebook if the problem persists. Claim warranty support if you can.

Take care!

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Disconnect power, remove and replace battery. Static build up or something.Or Download the touchpad on off utility, incase it's been turned off.

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Most probably, your friend disconnected the cable connecting the touchpad to the motherboard while disassembling the laptop to fix the DC power pin, & forgot to reconnect it back.
You will need to partially disassemble the laptop again & reconnect the touchpad to the motherboard.

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Remove all of the screws from the base of the laptop.
Place your fingernails from your index fingers behind the plastic cover next to the on button and lift the plastic strip up and out.
Remove the two screws holding the keyboard down and remove carefully, disconnecting the flat cable.
Remove the plastic top, complete with touchpad and disconnect cables as you go.
Examine the underside of the top with the touchpad and remove the touchpad.
use a soldering iron and melt the plastic over the broken plastic hinge to fuse the plastic back together.
Check and reassemble as required.
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have u rechecked as to whether u connected the touchpad's connections back after u disconnected them or did u disconnect them accidentally during ur working wid da hardware?... for the keyboard issues i would ask u to reinstall the driver for the keyboard and try the same for the touchpad too... dont thank me yet but try these first and if it does work then u may thank me... until then best of luck....

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Hi i am an ex HP employee

here are the steps

Remove the TouchPad Assembly
  1. Remove the T8-9 mm screw that secures the TouchPad assembly to the base enclosure.
  2. Turn the notebook right side up and open the display panel fully.
  3. Lift the rear edge of the TouchPad assembly and remove it from the top cover.
  4. Disconnect the TouchPad cable from the system board.
  5. Remove the TouchPad assembly from the notebook.
Replace the the TouchPad Assembly
  1. Place the TouchPad assembly over the palm rest.
  2. Reconnect the TouchPad cable to the system board.
  3. Toe the front edge of the TouchPad assembly into the top cover and lower the rear edge into position until it snaps into place.
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I hope it works out

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