I hav an acer aspire and the touchpad and keyboard do not work. the only button that does wor is the power button. i tried to start it in safe mode, but since the keyboard doesnt work, i cannot switch out of the "start windows normally" selection.i cannot even get the caps lock indicator to illuminate. on top of that, my usb ports do not work either. i really dont want to lose all of the information that is on my drive. what do i do?
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Re: touchpad and keyboard inop
You can use the serial port if its working connect the serial/usb adaptor to the serial port interface then connect a usb keyboard/mouse to retrieve the information on your drive u can use that temporary till you change the keyboard
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Sometimes it differs but you can try pressing FN and F7 together on your keyboard to see if that will enable the touchpad again.FN should be next to your left-ctrl on your laptop keyboard.
On other Acers, there's either a seperate button to enable the touchpad or a different Function key. See on your keyboard the function keys and choose the one that looks like a tochpad, with a pointing hand. Sometimes the icon on the key just looks like a mini-touch-pad.
Just resolved same problem on Acer Aspire 5000 by removing the battery, then goto device manager and disable "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" you can then put your existing battery back into the latop with any problems with the keyboard and touchpad. Mad solution I know but it worked for me