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After only three months, the touchpad on my E627 no longer works. I have to use a conventional mouse. What can I do? Take it back?

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    wap tek Jun 05, 2010

    as the puter starts up press the bios setup key 
    its  Tab on many  eMachines. but if that fails try  one of thease 
    Delete   Esc   F1 - F10   Insert  
    look in the bios setup for mouse options


    please post what operating system it is, 98 9x xp vista etc

  • wap tek
    wap tek Jun 05, 2010

    if its xp
    right click the start menu and select explore all
    navigate to "my computer"
    right click and select properties , hardware,  device manager, and then
    mise and other pointing devices,
    see if 2 are listed and if one has an X or check mark over it

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Touchpads are notorious for going out. Many people put too much pressure on them and they get stuck in a down position or think of two pieces of paper glued together. Most of the time you can tell because the mouse cursor (arrow) will move on the screen by itself either top to bottom or left to right. You try and put it on something and it is shaky and wont stay. If you are getting no response at all from it you should try reinstalling the driver from ACER support or Synaptics.com (they make the touchpads) You can try the following and then yes if under warranty take it back. Taking your finger and with medium pressure go around the outside of the track pad surface and then work way to center. Dont use any type of cleaner but see if any crumbs or debris has gotten lodged along the edges where the pad meets teh laptop case. Good Luck

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