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My toshiba satellite A355D touch pad is not working. my husband told me that probably my kid turned it off. if that is the case... how can i turn it on?

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Sounds like your touch pad may need to be replaced.You can't really turn off the touch pad.Even if your child managed to uninstall the touch pad it would load back the drivers at next startup.Chances are the touch pad will have to be replaced.Its possible the touch pad may be disconnected from the motherboard but not very likely though.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • jelabarre Jan 19, 2014

    Actually, there *IS* a setting in BIOS for disabling the touchpad. The problem is, once you have disabled it, it appears you can never re-enable it. I have tried re-enabling it in BIOS, have gone so far as to re-set the BIOS to factory defaults, tried a linux LiveCD (to make sure it wasn't a problem with my OS settings) as well as a HDD that has the original Toshiba factory install of WinVista. In *none* of these does the touchpad work anymore. So once it's disabled, that's how it's going to stay forever.

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