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Add-on Mouse I can't stand using the built-in mouse pad on a laptop and have been using an added mouse with the plug in the back. It stopped working. Thinking it was just the cheap mouse I bought, I got another one--different brand. It has adapters on it's plug so can go into either the usual utility plug or the USB port. I tried both--still won't work. I went into the computer control panel and can't find anything to change. Any ideas?

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Try to get a mouse built for laptops or get a mouse from the same brand as the laptop. and check to see if when you plug in the mouse on screen it says 'new hard ware found' if not it is not reconizeing it.
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How di make my mouse work


usb mouse or mouse bad ?

Look at the type of mouse you have.

To date, there are three types of mice: the USB mouse, the PS/2 mouse and the Bluetooth mouse.


USB mice connect with a USB adapter, which has a rectangular shape. Conversely, the PS/2 mouse uses a PS/2 adapter, which is round.


Finally, there's the Bluetooth mouse, which has no external adapters.

Plug the mouse into your machine.


Now, how you do this will depend on the mouse you're using.

With a USB mouse, simply plug your device into your laptop's USB adapter, which will also be rectangular in shape.


For PS/2 mice, you'll need to plug it into a PS/2 adapter. Plug your mouse into the PS/2 end then plug the other end into your laptop's USB adapter.

And for Bluetooth mice, no plugging is required.

Install the mouse drivers.


If your mouse is not plug-and-play, you're going to need to install its drivers. To do this, insert the CD or diskette that came with your device.

The installation should occur automatically.


Pair your mouse, if using a Bluetooth mouse.

At this stage, non-Bluetooth mice are ready to be used.


However, if you are installing a Bluetooth mouse, you must perform one additional step: pairing it to your machine.


To achieve this, use your laptop's touchpad and right-click on your Windows screen. Select the option "Pair Device." From there, follow the on-screen instructions to sync your mouse with yourcomputer.



Place your mouse onto a mouse pad. Before using your mouse, you need to place it onto a mouse pad.

This should be done for all types of mice, whether they are wireless or trackball.

Otherwise, movement will be difficult



mouse pad


Examine your mouse pad.

Dirt and grime can affect performance and slow down mouse sensitivity, if not shut it down altogether.


Make sure the surface of the track pad is clean and that there is nothing that has managed to get beneath it or around any trackball buttons that could affect the pressing and depressing of the component.


Check to see if your mouse pad has been turned off.

If the Fn (Function) button at the bottom left of the keyboard is pressed in conjunction with some other key on the keyboard it can result in the disabling of the mouse pad.


To enable your mouse pad on a Windows PC go to the Control Menu.

Under the Printers and Other Hardware option, click on Mouse.

Then, click on the tab on the top of the pop-up menu that says Device Settings.

The touch pad for your computer should come up as a selectable option. Click on it and you will see the option to enable your device, then click OK. If this does not work,


Check the manufacturer of your laptop (for example, Toshiba) and then navigate to their official website. Find an area for Software and Drivers, and move on to that area.


Enter your laptop number (check your documentation/manuals and/or the bottom of the computer) and look through the drivers that are presented as a result of this number input.


It could be that your mouse pad simply needs updated drivers. Find the driver that corresponds to your computer and mouse pad (for example, most Acer laptops use a Synaptics touch pad).


Then, click on download.

Once the drivers have downloaded, double click them to ensure they install, restart your laptop, and your mouse pad should be working again.


hope this helps




Sep 09, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ57-339WM

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Cq60 frozen mouse pad


Since you don't seem to want to help us in helping you, by being more detailed about your mouse, or mouse pad, problem, I will give you some general advice:

- This is a laptop, yes?
- It has one of those little areas where you can use your finger, instead of a mouse?
- Look in Device Manager, or even in the Mouse option in Control Panel, and see if you have a mouse configured for your laptop, in addition to the built-in finger pad for use as a mouse.
- If you find there are two separate devices, one for the laptop-supplied mouse square, or rectangle, with the buttons on the bottom, for use instead of a mouse, and one for an external mouse, then make sure you have designated the built-in pad for use as a mouse. If, however, you want to use an external mouse, then you do the opposite, and ensure that the external mouse is selected as the device you wish to use for a mouse, and disable the built-in mouse/finger pad software, so that you do not have a conflict.

One or the other must be primary, and the one not primary must be disabled, or your laptop must be told not to use that other one.

Apparently - again, because you gave us absolutely no details - there is a hardware conflict and the laptop doesn't know which device to use, so it is not using either, and you're stuck without the benefit of any pointing device.

All the work you need to do with device manager and control panel must be done with keystrokes, and for that you must use Windows' Help to learn which keys will do what. Usually the four arrow keys, near the numeric pad, along with Page Up and Page Down, and the Tab button, or Shift+Tab, to go backwards, are all you might need to reset things the way they need to be set.

I hope you understand that absent any details at all, the only advice you will get from anyone here, is going to be educated guesswork.

Best of luck to you.

Cheers!
-a.

Jun 16, 2012 | Compaq Presario CQ60215DX PC Notebook

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I have a dell xps M1330. Its mouse pad is behaving weird. If I try using it, it doesnt work but if I keep holding a shortcut key(play/stop/volume keys) while using the mouse pad it works fine. Any help?


hi,

your mouse pad dose not connect to the ground of device so when you keep and hold any

shortcut of keyboard , this connection done , and mouse pad work.

for this you (if you can) or a technician must remove the keyboard and change the flat cable

between mouse pad and devise .


good luck


gorbesia

Jun 19, 2011 | Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

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Mouse frozen which keys to use instead my lap top works how I am able to write now. My Desk top computer mouse is frozen?


If you were using a physical mouse (instead of a track pad), then try a different mouse.If you were using the track pad, get a USB mouse and plug it in. If it works, then continue to use the USB mouse. If no type of mouse will work at all, it is a software issue. If rebooting doesn't fix the issue, you may have to reinstall windows. If you are using a mouse with a driver that was installed using a disk, try uninstalling that driver from the add/remove programs window (programs and features wind on vista and later).

Apr 29, 2011 | PC Laptops

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The mouse touchpad,stopped working and now the mouse usb,has stopped working.


please chaeck the mouse pad lock mode or any light is glowing on top of the mouse touch pad?

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Emachines e725 Touchpad Not Working


The eMachines E725 has a built in switch to toggle the touchpad on or off by the touch of a button. Look at the button to the left of the main power switch. You'll notice the icon looks like a hand touching a rectangle - or touchpad. if this button is lit up, the touchpad is turned off. simply press the button to toggle the touchpad back on. The light on the button should now be off.
It's that simple.

May 02, 2010 | Acer Aspire 3000 Notebook

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I have a Satellite L500, need help turning mouse off so I can use touch pad, I got the laptop used and they used a mouse and I would rather use touch pad and don't know how too turn mouse off.. when i...


If it is not a normal mouse then From the Control Panel->Add Remove programs remove the mouse drivers. and reboot the laptop. Else go to Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device manager. Remove the mouse that is installed there. DO NOT REMOVE THE TOUCH PAD. And compute happily ever after.

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Lenovo n500 laptop ... mouse pad not working


The mouse pad maybe faulty or the ribbon cable from the mouse pad to the motherboard may not be properly connected. Reseat this cable.
You can connect an USB optical mouse to the laptop. I prefer you use a USB mouse all the time over the mouse pad.

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LAPTOP BUILT IN MOUSE PAD


depending on what laptop you got i got an acer spire 5751z and it can enable or disable the mousepad by pressing 2 keys on the same time:
<FN><F7>

let me know what laptop you got or how it worked out
greetings

Jan 02, 2009 | PC Laptops

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