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Dell Latiture D600 Touchpad not working!

Well I just acidently spilled tea over the laptop, asap I plugged the battery out and opened the laptop up , shook it and put it in the sun, after that I used a hair dryer and then I put the keyboard back and turned it on, itworked , keyboard was workin fine but the mouse pad and the buttons were not workin. Then i restarted it and it started workin but afte a couple of minutes the mouse arrow started poiting towards up constantly and then I restarted the system and mouse pad and its buttons stopped workin,

Please helpme, I need to use the mouse pad urgently, I need help, what can be done or what should be done,

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  • nabeel08 Jul 25, 2008

    The thing is that my problem is fixed,
    it was more of hardware problem, the tea got dry inside the laptop causing short cuircuit in the contacts inside especially the touchpad, once got cleaned by my roommate, a master electronics engineer, now its working perfect, I do appreciate your help and support and keep up the good work and also for trying to help.



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Have you downloaded and installed the latest glide pad drivers from Dell?

Upon starting your laptop I would enter the bios setup screens and navigate the startup screens using Alt+P to find the pointer settings and set your or check that yours is using Glide Pad only, If you so choose to use an external USB travel mouse, this setting must be changed to Serial only.

Once, you download and install the latest drivers for the Glide Pad, and by the way, the Glide Pad on the D600 series is its only weak link in an otherwise best in class laptop.

To access the sensitivity settings for your Glide Pad after installing the new driver or in your case this may be reinstalling (I have to do this way to often) open Mouse within Control Panel and the last Tab is your Glide Pad. Here you can change a lot of the property values for things like sensitivity and double tap scrolling etc. Your mention of the mouse traveling up and to the right in most case is normal for this laptop.

Here is the link for the Glide Pad driver update. If this link has expired, here is the permanent location. Just click on the download button on this page. Download and move to a unique folder as the file name won't be of help. Move to something like c:\software\Dell\Glide Pad\


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    Glenn Rogers Jul 25, 2008

    So, if I may ask, what didn't work for you when you tried my solution you didn't leave any feedback so I can take you to the next step in troubleshooting.

    We are here to help you get through you problem by starting with the most logical approach and then taking it to the next level.

    Since you were able to get your laptop's writ rest off and keyboard I felt confident we could solve your problem if you were to work with me on this.

    And, just of the record we or I in particular don't try to do anything I and most of us with the higher rankings will work with you until there is a solution that concludes to your satisfaction or there is nothing else to do but replace a part.

    Those of use who work in the free area forum expressly do so to gain and earn a fixed solution. thanks for trying is not really appreciated. I'd appreciate you at least removing it as I don't try anything I fix things and have for over 25 years.




I've got same laptop Dell C600 is the same specs as D600 only the speed is different!!

there's 2 things you can do:

you can disabled the touch pad through the registry press START/control/Administrative tools then click services
look for mouse pad then choose disabled, this will alow to to use an external mouse insted to get round this problem you have
Do you use Windows XP Service Pack2?

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