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My touchpad has stopped working and the only way i can properly use it, is by plugging in a computer mouse. The touchpad allows me to move the mouse arrow icon all over the screen, but when trying to select or highlight or click to open anything with the touchpad it wont work unless i plug in a computer mouse. and yes, i did check that the touchpad was turned on. I went into the mouse settings through control panel and it recognises both the touch pad and plug in mouse and says they are both working normally. Except, it isn't. Help?

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You can turn on "tapping" and will be able to tap instead of click. It seems like hardware problem. Take the computer apart and check the flat cable from the touchpad to the motherboard. Check with a mutltimeter whether the buttons are making contact on click.

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