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Gateway notebook touchpad

The synaptic touch pad on my gateway laptop is not working. I can scroll the mouse pointer around and I can right click, but the left click and the touch pad itself do not work. Any suggestions for a quick fix? This has happened previously and by powering off it worked again. That is no longer working.

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  • Anonymous Sep 30, 2008

    i want to click on something and not use my left button but it won't work

  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    My left mouse button acts like it's sticking if I push on either side, has clicking noise , seems ok if I push right in the center of the buttom. Very aggravating since it's new.

  • stevenfrazer Dec 29, 2008

    Gateway told me the problem is the button needs to be replaced. However, it cost anywhere from $25-50 to ship to them to repair. What I need is a place to buy the left click button. Not have any luck so far.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    i was updating my labtop and the one thing said touch screen so i updated it and now my labtop's touchpad doesn't work.

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams May 11, 2010

    Check the F? button there may be one that disables the glide pad.

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Thank you mewms_14904. The problem was the F key. In my case it was F7 that enables and disables the glide pad of my notebook.By pressing fn key and then F7 solved my case.

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Try to reinstall the synaptic driver from the gateway website.

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Have the same problem
with touch pad
when i try to use the touch pad to click on something i't won't work

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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rwertheim,
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I hope this helps.

Have a blessed day.

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