Question about Dell Latitude D600 Notebook
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,
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\
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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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Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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