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My touch pad will not work on my dell inspiron 1545 and when I go to the touch pad settings the enable/disable option the enable box is checked! The only way I can get the pointer to work is to plug in an external mouse!!! I went to work and it worked came home from work and it didn't work!! I have the current software in stalled and I even tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software and it still doesn't work any ideas

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Just check if it is having the issue while adapter connected to it or without adapter as well. we need to check if it is earthing issue or the issue is with touchpad itself.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013

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ok so if your touch pad isn't working you need to get in to your control panel there look for device manger then look for the disable touch pad and enable it hope this helps

tip plug in a external mouse so you can get to the control panel

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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I have the same dell computer, you have to down load the newest synaptics driver and disable the touch point mouse in the middle of the keyboard.

Here is the link.

http://search.dell.com/results.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&cat=sup&qmp=12&p=1&subcat=dyd%2f17&rf=all&nk=t&sort=-date&snpsd=A&ira=False&spf=Latitude&ssysid=LAT_PNT_P3C_C610&ssysn=C510+%2f+C610&~srd=False&ipsys=False&advsrch=False&~ck=anav

Hope this helps!

It worked for me.

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

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SOURCE: no sound Dell inspiron 6000

hi

open RUN from start menu and type msconfig. On the "system configuration utility" open services tab and chk for windows audio and make sure its running, if not then select it and just enable it.

hope this solves ur problem.

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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SOURCE: dell inspiron 1525 touchpad not working properly

Hello,

You can try the following steps.

1. Turn laptop off.
2. Remove all external devices and disconnect AC adapter power cable from the system.
3. Remove the battery from the system.
4.Hold down the power button continuously for at least 5 seconds. Do not release the power button during this process.
5.Insert the battery back to the system.
6.Power the laptop back on.
Try using touchpad again.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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The touch pad of laptops can be disabled by a sequence Fn+Fx key. On my Toshiba it is Fn+F9. It can also be disabled/re-enabled from the touch pad configuration panel.

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My touch pad not working probably .


Adel Heider,

You may want to first download the driver and install it into the system from the link below.
Inspiron 1545 Drivers Download Page
http://dell.to/14IpAJU

Erratic Pointer Movement


Here are some easy steps to take to determine the problem with a touch pad demonstrating erratic pointer movement:
  1. Get the latest driver from support.dell.com - Most problems can be corrected with a simple driver download. This should always be one of the first steps when diagnosing any touch pad problem.
  2. Check for hand and finger placement - The most common cause of random pointer movement is that the touch pad senses a finger or part of the hand near the surface of the device.
    • Have the customer attempt to use the touch pad normally but to pay attention to the location of his or her hands and fingers. Are any straying too close to the touch pad?
    • Adjust the Touch Sensitivity and TouchCheck settings in the Touch Pad Settings section of the Dell Touchpad Properties.
  3. Try an external mouse - Does this problem happen with an external mouse attached?
    • The Device Select section of the Dell Touchpad Properties has options to enable or disable the touch pad or external mouse. Try several combinations of these settings.
    • If the problems only occur when the touch pad is enabled and do not occur any time a mouse or other external device is used, then the issue is related to the touch pad.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - If the problem cannot be corrected by adjusting the settings mentioned above and only occurs with the touch pad enabled, then this could indicate a mechanical problem.
    • Press down on the palm rest on first the left side of the touch pad and then the right. See if the cursor starts moving on its own.
    • Run Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and try to recreate the problems there. If either of these situations occur, then replace the palm rest.

No Pointer Movement


No pointer movement from the touch pad (or track stick, if available) usually is the result of one of two things: The touch pad has been disabled in the driver interface, or the touch pad cable is damaged or disconnected. Follow the steps below to determine the problem.
  1. Connect an external mouse - In either situation, an external mouse should still function. If it does not, try booting into Safe Mode and testing both devices again.
  2. Enable the touch pad in the driver settings - Using the external mouse (or key strokes if no mouse is available), go into the Dell Touchpad Properties. Go to the Device Select section and enable the touch pad. If already enabled, get the latest driver from support.dell.com.
  3. Test the device in Dell 32-bit Diagnostics - To eliminate a potential software problem, run the Dell 32-bit Diagnostics and test the device here.
  4. Check for mechanical problems - As a last resort, press down on the palm rest where the touch pad connector is located on the system board. If the pointer reacts in some way, then the cable may just need to be reseated. Otherwise, replace the palm rest.

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Hi i have a dell inspiron laptop unfortunately my touch pad got locked, please help me to unlock it thanks


Hello

Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard, and hold it down until the "Start" menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl" and "Esc" at the same time.

Press "C," then arrow down to "Control Panel" and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys, and press "Enter" to open up the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt" and "F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system, and press "Enter."

Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights, and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.

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Go to the Control Panel. Under the 'Hardware and Sound' options, click 'Mouse'immortal4u.png

Since you have a Dell laptop, you'll have a special tab called 'Dell touchpad' in the window that pops up. Click on the touchpad picture in the window.

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In the new window that appears, click 'Device Select'
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Click on the 'Disable' radio button to disable the touchpad completely. If you want to disable the touchpad of your Dell laptop only when an external device like a mouse is attached, check the last option that says 'Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present'

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That's it. You've disabled your laptop's touchpad for good. If you don't find an option to manage your touchpad in Mouse settings, you have to install Synaptics drivers from here. Similar options can be found in other laptops as well.

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If you double click on the touch pad icon in the task bar it will bring up the Dell Touchpad Settings. Then click "Device Select / Button Settings". There should be two tabs there. Make sure "Device Select" is selected, and at the bottom of this tab, there should be a check box that says "Disable Touchpad/Pointing Stick when external USB mouse is present".

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tip plug in a external mouse so you can get to the control panel

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