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Touchpad replacement On my Inspiron e1505 the left button on the touchpad is not functioning properly, it is intermittent. How difficult is it to replace that component? I have some IT experience.

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  • gmickeysr Jun 02, 2008

    Thanks myob247 for the info.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Where can I purchase a replacement touchpad? I have not found any online.

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You can replace the touchpad.

However, the Dell touchpad is part of the "Palm Rest" assembly (See item #4 on this page of the service manual). The "Palm Rest" is a large part which consists of the entire top of the computer surrounding the keyboard).

This is difficult to determine online, because we need to search for "Palm Rest" not "touchpad".

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Here's an online service manual you can refer to.

Good Luck

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Were you ever able to find a place to get a replacement touchpad? If not, I know of a website that sells <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.cpumedics.com">laptop replacement parts</a> (just click on the link). When I was in college my hard-drive died and a friend helped me replace it. Rather than buying an expensive brand, we were able to find a great replacement part online. I am still using that computer.

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Step 1:
The touchpad of any laptop is always subject to heavy use.
Most touchpads are designed for their durability to sustain the daily wear and tear for the lifespan of the laptop.
However, there may be instances or accidents that cause the touchpads to malfunction or stop working entirely.
There are ways to troubleshoot such problems and there are also remedies to salvage the touchpad's functionality without heavy repair or replacement cost.

Determine What's Wrong
A laptop's touchpad basically provides the functionality of a mouse for a desktop PC, typically with two buttons located just below it acting as the left and right click buttons on a desktop computer. A touchpad may be damaged by excessive use or foreign substances such as water, dirt or food items. Hit the "Windows" button on the keyboard and then use the right-left keys (or hit 'C') to open "Control Panel." From there, again use the right-left keys to get to "Mouse" and then hit "Return." Use the right-left keys to toggle between the tabs and open each to investigate whether any boxes had been improperly clicked by accident that cause the touchpad to become unresponsive. But if any of these steps fail to remedy the problem, then the touchpad may need to be repaired or replaced. b> Repairing/Replacing Touchpad b> A touchpad assembly cost $100 or more and that's not including replacement installation. Hiring a specialist to replace a damaged touchpad, including parts and labor, may easily cost $200. Unless the laptop in question is worth well over $1,000 and the touchpad is deemed a necessity, such repairs are rarely worth the cost. Attempting to replace the touchpad without certain expertise in laptop assembly may be dangerous and/or destructive. Also, getting a replacement part that's not compatible with the laptop may have catastrophic results, including irreversible damage to the laptop. Long-Term and Better Solution b> The simplest, and best, solution to a malfunctioning touchpad is to replace its functionalities with an external mouse. Most PCs sold after 2000 come with USB ports and getting a USB mouse either a corded or a cordless one--will remedy the problem. A cordless USB mouse may be bought for as little as $10 and some of the better-designed ones allow the user to tuck the USB stick inside the mouse's belly when not in use. Even when a touchpad is working properly, a laptop user should be advised to plug in a mouse anyway whenever possible as touchpads are notoriously difficult to use and also leaves the user in an ergonomically incorrect position.
http://www.microsoft.com/ b> http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/116002/hardware/touchpad_keyboard_for_personal_computers__pc.html

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touchpad scroll does not work samsung

The touchpad of any laptop is always subject to heavy use.
Most touchpads are designed for their durability to sustain the daily wear and tear for the lifespan of the laptop.
However, there may be instances or accidents that cause the touchpads to malfunction or stop working entirely.
There are ways to troubleshoot such problems and there are also remedies to salvage the touchpad's functionality without heavy repair or replacement cost.

Determine What's Wrong
A laptop's touchpad basically provides the functionality of a mouse for a desktop PC, typically with two buttons located just below it acting as the left and right click buttons on a desktop computer. A touchpad may be damaged by excessive use or foreign substances such as water, dirt or food items. Hit the "Windows" button on the keyboard and then use the right-left keys (or hit 'C') to open "Control Panel." From there, again use the right-left keys to get to "Mouse" and then hit "Return." Use the right-left keys to toggle between the tabs and open each to investigate whether any boxes had been improperly clicked by accident that cause the touchpad to become unresponsive. But if any of these steps fail to remedy the problem, then the touchpad may need to be repaired or replaced. b> Repairing/Replacing Touchpad b> A touchpad assembly cost $100 or more and that's not including replacement installation. Hiring a specialist to replace a damaged touchpad, including parts and labor, may easily cost $200. Unless the laptop in question is worth well over $1,000 and the touchpad is deemed a necessity, such repairs are rarely worth the cost. Attempting to replace the touchpad without certain expertise in laptop assembly may be dangerous and/or destructive. Also, getting a replacement part that's not compatible with the laptop may have catastrophic results, including irreversible damage to the laptop. Long-Term and Better Solution b> The simplest, and best, solution to a malfunctioning touchpad is to replace its functionalities with an external mouse. Most PCs sold after 2000 come with USB ports and getting a USB mouse either a corded or a cordless one--will remedy the problem. A cordless USB mouse may be bought for as little as $10 and some of the better-designed ones allow the user to tuck the USB stick inside the mouse's belly when not in use. Even when a touchpad is working properly, a laptop user should be advised to plug in a mouse anyway whenever possible as touchpads are notoriously difficult to use and also leaves the user in an ergonomically incorrect position.
http://www.microsoft.com/ b> http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/116002/hardware/touchpad_keyboard_for_personal_computers__pc.html

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First thing you might want unplug it, remove the battery first, then remove the palmrest/touchpad panel and neutralize any residual acid that might have gotten inside that area beneath the panel with baking soda and water(dry it well when done). I saw 2 touchpads for your model selling on eBay for $15USD. Not hard to replace, just a few screws and a plug. You can get the instructions on how to remove that panel from the Dell site. In any event you might even get someone locally who knows what they are doing to replace it for $50 (parts and labor). Good luck!

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The touchpad contains electronic components just like a mouse, and a fault could develope like any electronic device.
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Here is a link for one for $25

Easy to swap out also , here is a step by step


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Hello,

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1. Turn laptop off.
2. Remove all external devices and disconnect AC adapter power cable from the system.
3. Remove the battery from the system.
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5.Insert the battery back to the system.
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