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Touchpad quit working on Acer Aspire 360. Tryed Fn-F7..still didn't work

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If you have an old PS/2 Mouse lying around, plug that into your PC and try to reload the drivers from Acer's site through Control Panel. Usually the driver download will come with a readme on how to install it. If that doesn't work, try calling Acer's tech support line. If your computer is still under warranty, they may do one of the following
-Send a replacement Touchpad
-Send a replacement touchpad with a techie to install it
-Ask you to send your laptop away to them so they can fix it.

In case of the first, look on their website for a maintinence manual, it should say in there how to fix it.
In case of the last, make sure you back up your data before sending it away, strange things have been known to happen.

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Make sure that your driver is loaded by going to Start-->Right click My Computer and choose properties. Go to the Hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button.

This will bring up a new window. Look for anything that has a yellow exclamation point or a red X. If your touchpad has either then there is a problem when it loads.

If not, it may be hardware related and you'll have to have a tech check it our or just use a usb mouse.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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