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The arrow cursor ( pointer) has stopped in one place as though it has frozen itself there and it you use the touch pad nothing happens what do i do next

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If it works with a mouse plugged in you might have accidently turned the mouse pad off, use FN key and on mine it's F7 to turn it off and on. hope this works for you

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