My mouse pad and keyboard are not working,I have seen severals answers that probably are good,but the closest is to change or reseat the BIOS battery,so my question is....what do you think about this case answer,and if you know what is the technical problem or the real problem ,by the way my laptop is a ACER aspire 1640z,thanks a lot my email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Re: keyboard and mouse not working
After Pressing the Power On button... Hold the F12 key or on some models it is the Delete Key.. to get you to Bios Setup Utility..
Look there in Advanced Settings or Similar to See if your Keyboard And Mouse show up..
Option 2: The Ribbon cables that connect your Mouse and Keyboard are Located Underneath the Keyboard.. Remove the Keyboard and check to see that the ribbon cables are Secure in the ports..
Changing the CMOS battery is probably not going to fix your problem.. IF your CMOS battery was bad, you would be experiencing The System Time Changing .. your Clock would Show a Different Time Year and Date...... Pulling the CMOS battery for 30 seconds or so then resetting it might Reset it, This resets the BIOS and Resets Any Connected Hardware.... On Some Laptops Doing this Is not enough, You will also need to short the J1 Jumper pin...
and Some other Laptops have an affixed CMOS battery that cannot be removed unless Unplugged OR unsoldered From the Mainboard...
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Hello Marecha--it can be a bit of a needle in a haystack situation when trying to use adapters to make older hardware work with the newer and faster things available these days. I've tried similar scenarios and with some I"ve had success and with others not so much. If at all possible I would recommend obtaining the adapter from Logitech themselves as many of the cheaper, generic imports are only manufactured to mimic a certain prototype and many aren't even tested. At the very least, just be sure that wherever you purchase the adapter is willing to exchange or refund for an incompatibility issue. Trying one (or several) won't hurt the hardware in any way. Good luck!
There are 2 possible answers to this common issue, the first is that the aspire has a mouse lock. check your keyboard on the function buttons for a picture of a mouse with a line though it, hit function and at the same time press the mouse with the line through it and if its locked off this will turn if back on. The second answer is driver issues, if the first suggestion dont work I would go to the Acer website click on downloads and drivers and enter your model number. Then download and install your think-pad and mouse pad drivers and install.
if you plug usb keyboard onto your laptop it will probably turn the touch pad off.
If no other keyboard is attached there is usually a switch to turn off the touch pad.
also if you attach a mouse this may disable the touchpad so you dont move the mouse pointer when you are typing
your comp is infected for sure.i`ve seen many cases where my customer`s comp is infected and they face the same problem.
make sure you have ethernet cable plugged in to your laptop so we can use safe mode with networking.
shutdown your computer.on top of the keyboard you have F8 key.the moment you`ll press the power button to turn on the computer start tapping F8.
advance boot up options will appear.
select safe mode with networking
try restoring your comp to a previous time when it was working.
if it doesn`t work don`t worry just follow the steps below.In any case you have to clean virus out of your computer.
download,install and run this software.after running the scan clean all the infections and restart your comp.
it is likely the keyboard or mouse is putting out erroneous data and windows is then ignoring the ports, try disconnecting the mouse pad or the keyboard and run with only one connected at a time if re-seating them has no effect.
there is sometimes a combo of software that may also effect the keyboard mouse input. click on run / type msconfig uncheck load startup group items. click ok, restart , check don't show this again. and test system.