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Touchpad not working

After taking my Gateway CX2724 to the Geek Squad idiots (biggest mistake in my life) I recieved my laptop back with either the keyboard nor touchpad working. I assume it is an unplugged cable. I was able to get the keyboard replugged according to the hardware manual that comes on the laptop. But I cannot figure how to get to the touchpad. In addition, when I was plugging the keyboard in, other cables were also unplugged. , So far, the only thing that I cannot fix on my own is the touchpad. I didn't want to tear open the laptop without having something like an exploded view or directions. Please help!

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  • JustCindyTx Jun 28, 2008

    The website you recommended did not have my specific model, but I took the keyboard off again, and noticed that I had missed one of the ribbon cables that was not connected. The first time I had the keyboard off I noticed several cables other than just the keyboard, but somehow missed that one. Thank you very much for the clue.


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You should be able to see the touch pad connector with the keyboard off. Also, make sure the touch pad, sometimes referred to as the synaptic pointing device, drivers are istalled and working.Try this link it should help, it has breakdown diagrams for most models.

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