If it is a hardware issue the ribbon cable may have somehow come loose connecting to the touchpad circuit board, if you are comfortable disassembling it you might check that; I would first try to make sure you have all the latest drivers and if that doesn't work do a clean install of your operating system to see if it is just a software issue.
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Click Start/Control Panel andlook for the Mouse and open it to check the mouse properties. Make sureyou don't have the touchpad disabled.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad on or off by clicking on thebutton that is located at the top of the touch pad in the middle.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad by tapping twice in the upperleft hand corner of the touchpad.
Some models will require a keystroke to toggle the touchpad. Press andHold the ALT or FN function key located at the lower left portion of thekeyboard, then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The correct key tohit will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square that represents thetouchpad.
Download and reinstall the touch pad drivers.Get online and got towww.google.com In the google search box type: "HP Support"(without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Lookfor downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system whenrequested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.
Click Start/Control Panel and
look for the Mouse and open it to check the mouse properties. Make sure
you don't have the touchpad disabled.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad on or off by clicking on the
button that is located at the top of the touch pad in the middle.
Some models will allow you to toggle the touchpad by tapping twice in the upper
left hand corner of the touchpad.
Some models will require a keystroke to toggle the touchpad. Press and
Hold the ALT or FN function key located at the lower left portion of the
keyboard, then hit the key that toggles the touchpad. The correct key to
hit will have the icon of a finger pointing at a square that represents the
Download and reinstall the touch pad drivers.
Get online and got to
www.google.com In the google search box type: "HP Support"
(without the quotes and put your manufacturer name before Support). Look
for downloads and drivers. Enter your model number and operating system when
requested. Download and install the Touchpad drivers.
Did it work for you before? what has happened since then?some laptops have a way to disable the touch pad so you won't accidentally move the cursor while typing. It may be a switch on the computer itself, or a LED in the corner of the touch pad, or it may be one of the Function keys (does any of them have a symbol of a mouse with a circle and one diagonal line indicating "no mouse") If so, push the fn key plus which ever function key has that symbol beside it.Some laptops automatically disable the touch pad if a USB mouse is plugged in.If none of these is the problem, you may not have a touch pad driver installed. Get a USB mouse to plus in until you get the driver installed. Go to the web page for the manufacturer for the laptop. Search for your model in the support section, and look for drivers. Download the appropriate driver for your touch pad and your version of Windows, and install it.Buying a USB mouse or a wireless mouse may be a valid solution no matter what the problem is if you like a real mouse.
You are confused. Your touch pad is disabled, but if you plug a mouse into the USB port, your PC will find it and install its software and you will be able to use the mouse To re-enable the touch pad, click on the Windows ball at lower left of desktop, Control Panel, Mouse, Touch Pad, Enable Touch Pad.
if you plug usb keyboard onto your laptop it will probably turn the touch pad off.
If no other keyboard is attached there is usually a switch to turn off the touch pad.
also if you attach a mouse this may disable the touchpad so you dont move the mouse pointer when you are typing
Touch Pad setup with the usb mouse installed for easy navagtion
check the device manager for mouse mouse and other devices
look for nthe touch pad label
look see if it is running ok and enabled.
Make sure it is.
Go to control panel open the mouse icon
touch pad mouse properties
Here is where the controles for external and internal mouse settings will be found.
The rest is up to you
Uninstall the driver from the device manager, then reboot. The machine will find the touch pad and reinstall the drive automatically. If this doesn't work, check the touch pad connection, they will sometimes work loose ar get a little dirt/corrosion build up. The connection is under the keyboard. At this point, if it's still not working, then it has failed and will need replaced.