I bought this notebook (Acer Aspire 5313) in January 2008. Now I am running my notebook with a mouse as its touchpad does not work. I tried to enable the touchpad by clicking the mouse icon, under hardware, alps pointing device. While clicking properties, it says this device is working properly. I also checked from driver sub-category under hardware. But all the functions are dead (not highlighted) except Driver details. What could be the solution for it? Your prompt answer would be highly appreaciated.
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Since you haven't provided the Windows Operating System version (XP/Vista/7 or other?), I'll have to provide the general scope of what you should try.
1. Go to the Control Panel and open up your Mouse section
2. Look through the different tabs until you find an option to either "Enable" your touchpad, or one that says the equivalent of "Disable Touchpad when external mouse or device is connected"
The idea is to accomplish your aim by working with the mouse settings provided for your system. Good luck and go easy on the "blue thumb". Please provide more specific information before a negative response.
If you are using XP, check your mouse settings under Control Panel. Make sure that your Touch Pad is enabled. If it is but it still won't work, have a mouse plugged into a USB port that will work correctly. Then download the latest driver from the Acer site for your touchpad. Uninstall the driver that is currently being used by your system. Then install the updated driver that you downloaded. This should allow you to use your Touch Pad. If not, you may have to take your laptop in for servicing.