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Touch pad my touchpad is not working. it was after my young sister pused lots of buttons while stepping on it. i tried using the properties of mouse on control panel but i came with nothing.

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  • vonina Sep 12, 2008

    my touchpad has gone dead. I can't block or unblock it. I have instaled a wireless mousse as well.

  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2008

    touch pad not work

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Well,it seems it is  phisical problem.It is,in poor word,quite damaged.by steping on it some internal circuit might have  been broken.
try to consult a specialized in leptops and hardware
good luck

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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.

Thank You,
Dell-Jesse L
Dell Social Media and Communities

Sep 07, 2013 | Dell Inspiron 1545 Notebook

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HP 2530p EliteBook - touchpad stopped working. Scrolling works except touch scrolling on right side of pad) and right button, but that's all. Wireless mouse works fine.


To access Mouse Properties, select Start - Control Panel - Hardware and Sound -Mouse.

Use Mouse Properties in Windows to customize settings for pointing devices, such as button configuration, click speed, and pointer options.

Jan 18, 2013 | HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook

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Touch pad is way too sensitve and any hint of accidentally touching it send mouse and/or characters all over the place. Makes this computer very difficult to use.


Try these steps:

1. Go to the Control Panel and double click on Mouse
2. Go through the tabs in Mouse Properties window & find the tab where you can set up your touchpad. This differs from laptop to another since it is based on the touchpad's drivers.
3. On that tab, find the "Sensitivity" setting. Try changing this setting to lower the sensitivity of the touch pad to the degree you find acceptable.
4. Click "Apply" to apply the changes, then close the "Mouse Properties" window.

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Ha a Toshiba Satellite a100 I can not turn off the touch pad (as I only want to use the mouse). Both touch pad and mouse are working. the laptop had to be reformatted recently and its since then All...


If your computer have a, Synaptics Touchpad you can try these steps:

1. Access the properties of the Synaptics Pointing Device by right-clicking on the system tray icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. If you do not see the icon, open your Control Panel and select the "Performance and Maintenance" option. Click "System", then "Hardware", then "Device Manager" to view the devices on your computer. Open the "Mice and Other Pointing Devices" selection.

2. Click on the "Device Settings" tab of the "Mouse Properties" window. The "Device Settings" tab is at the top of the window and located farthest to the right

3. Highlight the Synaptics Touchpad from the list of available pointing devices. Click the "Disable" button underneath the list. Click "OK" on the pop-up menu to confirm your selection. Click "OK" on the Mouse Properties window to close the window. Your Synaptics Touchpad will now be disabled.

Make sure to connect a USB mouse to your laptop before disabling the touchpad so that you will still have control of your pointer.

Hope this help. Goodluck!

Mar 23, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite A40-S161 Notebook

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Whenever i click on touch pad its not working


Try to check in the mouse properties if the tapping feature of the laptop is turned on. If the mouse button works and you can move the pointer throught the touch pad, then definitely its working.

Mar 29, 2010 | Compaq Presario CQ60-220US PC Laptop

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Cannot tap touch pad


There is not a whole lot of information that you are giving us. There would be two reasons the touchpad does not work...one, there is a small button above the touchpad and if it is red (orange) the pad is off and you have to tap that button until the light turns blue. If the light is blue, then the tapping part of the pad has been turned off in mouse properties. Open control panel > mouse Properties > device settings > click on settings button and enable tapping. All other touchpad settings are in there to modify also.

Sep 12, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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You could try adjust the touchpad settings. Sometimes there is a touchpad icon in the taskbar that you can right click on to adjust the properties. You can also disable the pad and use a USB mouse instead.

Sep 11, 2009 | Sony 4-660-223-01 Touchpad Keyboard

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use function key "FN" and "F7" to turn it on

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Disabling or enabling the TouchPad The TouchPad is enabled by default. To change the enable/ disable the TouchPad setting: 1 Click Start, Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears. 2 Click Printers and Other Hardware. 3 Click Mouse Properties. The Mouse Properties window appears . 4 Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab. The TouchPad ON/OFF tab appears. 5 Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate. 6 Click Apply.
7 Click OK. The Mouse Properties window closes. 8 Close the Printers and Other Hardware window . 9 Close the Control Panel window.

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