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Trackpad won't work

Just opened...10'' Acer Aspire One. Trackpad will not work. It worked for a minute or two, then quit. I installed my 3-G air card, then it rebooted and the trackpad quit working. I tried Fn+F7. Still won't work. Any help out there? Just got it in the mail today.

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  • pypeke Mar 12, 2009

    Ok. I found out how to restore it to the original, but what caused the trackpad to stop working. All I did was install the air card. Any thoughts?

  • pypeke Mar 15, 2009

    I just reinstalled the 881 air card on my Toshiba laptop and it worked fine. The problem seems to be on the Acer 10". The air card disables the touchpad for some reason. I installed it again, and it did the same thing. I can use the Acer with an external mouse, but not the track pad. Best Buy thinks it is an Acer software conflict. Thanks for trying

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Possible Operating System corrupt when originally installed. Definitely software corruption of some type. These units are usually preloaded with an image that is used over and over. Sometimes they don't install properly. Last but not least air card may be defective if it causes ame issue again.

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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