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Touch Pad Will not Open or close applications. Scroll & two buttons still work?

Dell Inspiron 1501 - Touch pad not clicking to open or close applications. Scroll still works?

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Unplug the computer and remove the battery. this will reset it.

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Can't right or left click on inspirion 1501, touchpad is fine.


It would appear that the left/right touch pad buttons have failed. You will have 3 options at this point in time.
1) Use an external wireless mouse such as a Logitech Wireless Mouse M505 for roughly $39.99
2) Use alternative features on the laptop. Left click is typically simulated by tapping or double tapping the touch pad itself and right click can be simulated, in most cases, by single tapping the icon and pressing the pop-up menu button, typically located between the right alt and ctrl buttons.
3) Search for a replacement component online and replace the component. Touch pad replacement will require you to remove all casing screws from the laptop and then remove the case. You will then expose the screws and cabling for the touch pad. I can not give more detailed instructions as this varies per laptop model.

Sep 21, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Disable touch pad on Inspiron 1501


It's in control panel.

Mouse or touch pad.

Check both.

Aug 05, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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My dell inspiron 6400 touchpad scroll not warking with window 7 ultimate


Try going to Control Panel - Hardware and sound - mouse. Once you have the menu for the mouse open, go to device settings. Click settings, and all of the advanced controls for the functions of your mouse pad can be found there.

Mar 12, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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DELL 1501 TOUCH PAD BUTTONS DO NOT WORK AT ALL. HELP.


This could be a hardware or software (windows) problem.

If it is hardware it could be as simple as the connector ribbon inside is loose or that the touch-pad unit is failing. A replacement is $30-$80 plus labour.

I've seen a few of these where the problem is windows acting up. Since you have tried the drivers and they didn't fix it what you can try is go to control panel - system - hardware - device manager - mice and other pointing devices

Open that and select and then delete the pointing device or mouse shown. Then reboot. Windows is now forced to detect the touchpad hardware and reinstall the drivers. That usually does the trick unless it is hardware caused.

Now the tricky bit. Once you delete the mouse you will have to close and reboot using only your keyboard. You need windows to reboot normally, you can't just pull the power cord. To do this use ALT-F4. Hold down the ALT key and press the F4 that will close the windows until you get back to the windows desktop where it will close down windows. When you start the computer again your mouse will be detected and will work again. What we won't know is if that is enough to reset things and get your buttons working until you try this. You can try this a few times but generally if the drivers are right and you have done this then its time to replace the touch-pad.

Aug 17, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Dell inspiron1501 touch pad sensitivity problem


you are going to have to go into the control panel and to the mouse properties. in there you will be able to put the icon back in the taskbar. i dont know why it changed itself though. on my dell a couple times i had to reinstall the mouse drivers for some reason. i just went to dell.com and got them there. hope this helps

Apr 22, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop

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DIsable touch pad on Inspiron 1501 laptop with XP


You should see a touch pad icon in the task bar. Right click it and disable device in the device select tab. Good luck. Let me know how you made out, and please rate my answer.

Jan 20, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Windows keep popping up


I've had this happen to me by accident once and a while. if it's many months then possibly re-installing the touchpad drivers (or updating them) would help.
You can also adjust mouse settings in the control panel, found in my computer on the left side of the window.
Hope this helps a little, It does sound like the buttons are sticky. be sure to rate! :)

Jan 03, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1501 Notebook

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Noteboop Dell Inspiron 1501


reboot your system to safe mode and uninstall all the unwanted application. rebooting safemode press "F8" and the start.

uninstalling:

control panel
add and remove program
select the unwanted program then remove it.
until and so on to the other unwanted.

after then, do what you have done about your PS2

cheer!

Dec 27, 2007 | Computers & Internet

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Dell inspiron 1501 touchpad


the problem that you are having is that you need a touch pad driver to communicate right. you can find that on your dell website. search the model that is on your dell laptop.

hope that solves your question.
thanks.

Dec 27, 2007 | Dell Inspiron 6400 Notebook

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