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A toshiba laptop keyboard/ mouse pad is broken/ dysfunctional. we've tried Fn and F1. what can we do!?

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It's likely that the keyboard ribbon has pulled off of the motherboard. It should be a quick repair by any shop.

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Unlock mouse for a aspire one


You mean touch pad is not working? Try to press and hold Fn key (bottom left side on keyboard) and one of the function keys F1 - F8 on which is engraved picture of touch pad.

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How to Fix Touchpad on a Laptop


<p><span>The touchpad of your laptop is a most important and frequently used input device. If your touchpad stops functioning, it may be difficult for you to use your laptop. Touchpad normally faces following issues. <br /><br /><b>Laptop Problems and Their Solutions</b><br /><br /><b>Problems with the driver</b><br /><br />Computer hardware communicates with your computer through real time software called driver. Drivers control computer hardware. It is possible that virus or human activity may damage the driver. You can check your driver's status through computer's device manager. You'll see a yellow color indication under "Mouse and other pointing devices" heading. You can download new driver form your laptop's manufacturer website. <br /><br /><b>Problems with connection</b><br /><br />Touchpad's connection with motherboard is delicate. It can be broken due to heating and other inner problems. So, if there is no problem with the driver, then the connection of the touchpad to the motherboard may have broken. <br /><br /><b>Misuse</b><br /><br />Touchpad of the laptop is the most delicate input device. Some people tap on it too hard or use a shrill tool as an alternative of a finger. This can damage the pad. <br /><br /><b>Fn Keys</b><br /><br />Touchpad driver is slightly different from the other devices that need drivers to function properly. It came with an operating system that you don't need to re-install it. Laptop keyboard comes with many functions than the common keyboard. It has Fn keys which are called function keys. Sometimes, your laptop's touchpad stops working because you accidentally hit some one of the Fn keys. You can follow these instructions to make your laptop touchpad working again. <br /><br />1- Search for Fn key on your laptop keyboard. It is commonly located next to the Ctrl key. <br />2- Now search for F1 to F12 keys on the laptop keyboard. These keys control sound, brightness of the screen, wifi etc. They are located on top of the keyboard. Look for the key which has icon on it that looks similar to the touchpad. <br />3- Let's take an example of Toshiba laptop. It uses F10 key to enable or disable touch-pad. Hold down Fn key along with F10 key to enable the laptop touch-pad. <br /><br /><b>Cleaning the laptop touch-pad</b><br /><br />It is a good practice to clean your laptop touchpad. To clean it, take a cloth dampened with sprit. Wipe your touchpad off with that cloth. <br />Laptop touchpad work best in moderate temperature and gasping environment. Moisture, excessive heat, can damage it. Try using your laptop with tidy hands. Sweaty and dirty hands can cause problems. <br /><br /></span><span><span> </span></span><br /><span><br /> </span>

on Jan 06, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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My mother just gave me a toshiba laptop and she had a wireless mouse for it before. I do not have the mouse on it now and the mouse pad is not working. How do I restore it to the original setting?


Hi parothead91...

To fix an unresponsive touchpad on your laptop, reactivate it by using the Function key on the keyboard and the Fn key.

This process is different for each computer manufacturer.
If unsure which Function key enables and disables the touchpad, try each one at a time and then
attempt to use the touchpad after each one.

A...Locate the "Fn" key of the laptop keyboard.
The "Fn" key has different colored text or the key is a different color.
B...Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.
The key typically has an icon that resembles a touchpad with a finger touching it or a touchpad with a diagonal line through it.
C...Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key at the same time to reactive the touchpad on your laptop.
Move your finger along the touchpad to verify that it works. Press the combination at any time to disable the touchpad again.
Note: Mac computers use "F2" to enable and disable the touchpad.
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Sep 05, 2011 | Toshiba Computers & Internet

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The mouse pad is not working. Is there a way to turn it back on?


There's a keyboard combination to turn the touchpad on and off. It's usually the Fn key plus one of the F1-F12 keys. On mine it's Fn+F7 but that doesnt have to be the case with your laptop. Look over the F1-F12 keys and look for a rectangle logo. Dont mistake it for the toggle LCD-External Monitor key). Just try them out and see which one it is. If you mistakenly turn off your LCD just repeat the keystroke combination to turn it back on. This should be a straightforward try-fail thing. I once reinstalled everything on my old Toshiba because I mistakenly turned off the touchpad without even knowing I did so. :)

Jan 14, 2011 | Dell Inspiron M5030 Laptop

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I have an Acer Aspire 5517. Just the other day, my touchpad and keyboard stopped working. What do I do?


1 . Look for Fn function key - Most laptops have this special key Fn that is next to the Ctrl key on the keyboard. It should have a blue or green color, easy to find.

2 . Look for F1 to F12 functions keys, they are on the top row of the keypad. Look for one has an icon that looks like the touch pad, which is to control the touch pad of your laptop. It maybe F8 or F9 depends on each make of your laptop. These function keys also control the brightness, sound, wireless etc.

3 . Now hold down the Fn key and the F10 key to enable the touch pad, in this example, the Toshiba laptops. You press them again to disable it

4 . If none of the above works, plug in an USB mouse, then check into the Control Panel -> touch pad or mouse configurations. Also, check Device Manager if the touch pad driver is installed and working properly.

Thanks.Have a great day.

Oct 17, 2010 | Acer NSK8458AN Keyboard

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Mouse pad doesn't work


On the laptops keyboard you should find that one of the F Keys (ie F3) will have a picture that looks like to touchpad on it. If you press and hold the blue FN key in the lower left of the keyboard and then the F Key that might restart it working again. Good Luck

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Oct 11, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A135-S4527 Notebook

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The touch pad is not working


you may use an external mouse temporarily in this problem. Or you may try to toggle Fn-F1 or Fn-F7 to enable or disable the touchpad..

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Mouse pad not moving the cursor


Hello,

There will be a Fn combination for the mouse pad.Please have a look on the fn (F1 to F12) keys on top of the keyboard and you will find the mouse pad symble on any one.
Press that function key with fn key (usually with windows button) and the touch pad will start working.

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When typing on toshiba the curser skip and actually moves


It might be that your palm is brushing across the intel touch pad (mouse pad) as you're typing?.. try holding down the function key (Fn) (on the lower left corner of the keyboard) while pressing F9 (this activates the "Toshiba Flash Cards Menu" and is a keyboard shortcut to toggle off/on the touch/mouse pad. You can turn it back on this way too. I almost always use a conventional USB mouse with my laptop for this reason and because it's faster than fiddling around with the pad, IMHO).

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