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Touchpad/left button not selecting

Hey there. I have an advent 7106 and all of a sudden the touchpad and left button stopped selecting. The touchpad moves the pointer fine and I can right click. It's just that I can't select normally. Is there any way I can sort this easily?
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Brian

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  • agtodd Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem but just the left button.

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Reinstall Touchpad drivers and then check.If you still got the same issue then call customer care.

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It could be that the ribbon which connects the keypad to the motherboard has become loose. If you open the casing, this ribbon is a small one (the larger one is for the keyboard) and it is held in place by a small length of plastic that clips on both sides onto the connector on the motherboard. If that strip of plastic has become dislodged by a shock of some kind, then the ribbon is no longer fitted tightly to the motherboard and therefore will give you - often intermittent - faults.

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