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When i start my laptop ringing sound is comming. Is it a indicator of something???? touchpad not working once started till i press any key from keyboard.. Can you help me out please.

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Hi drpriyankash,
"Just follow these instructions for the "Touchpad,"
First, click on the "Start Button." when i start my laptop - paul7of9_108.jpg
"In the (right area), select to open the Control Panel.
Next in the [Hardware and Sound] category.
"Choose the "Mouse" paul7of9_109.jpg 'applet.'

Next, click on the"Device Settings" in the (Devices) block.

  • "Highlight" the item you want to (Enable) this being the "Pointer Device."
  • Click on the [Enable] button.
  • Be sure to (Click) on the "Apply, and OK buttons"
  • "You may need to "Update Drivers?"
  • Next in the "Mouse Properties" (window).
  • Open the "Properties,"
  • Now, open the [Driver] by [2x clicking] on it."
  • If the, Update Driver (block) is not "Grayed-out?"
  • Click to "Update Driver", and click the (OK) button.

"To Manually" Install Driver

Select to "Update Driver."
Next, select: ("Browse my computer for driver software").
Now, choose: ("Let me pick from a list...").
"Open the "Device Setting:
Click on the "Settings" button
"Try out some of the "Items listed" ->->
*Tapping, *Virtual Scrolling...
Important: "Take a 'moment to rate the help', so I can get 'credit' for the work.
Thank you!" - paul7of9

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Laptop keyboards are a little more delicate than keyboards used in desktop computers. Hence they face more problems.

Normally, they are replaced when they render defective. However, most of these keyboard issues can be taken care of or even prevented by regular cleaning.

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You face this problem if you accidentally spill any liquid substance on your keyboard, or due to dust accumulating on the inside of the keys, pressing certain keys really hard while playing games or even due to absence of lubrication.

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Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


Locate the function (F1 through F12) key at the top of the keyboard that disables or enables the touchpad on the laptop.


To start with, take out each key. Use a small screwdriver to carefully pry each key by making it loose.

As they become loose, keys will simply pop off.


Also, take out the rubber piece present under every key. Keep the keys and rubber pieces in different containers.


Once you have removed all keys from the keyboard, you will have to clean the keyboard from the inside. Use cotton swabs or ear bubs and slightly dip them in water.


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Now, start cleaning keys you had earlier removed and kept in the container. Use foam rubber and lighter fluid to clean each key alone.


This will help in removing any sticky substance present on keys. Apply any household cleaner on these keys and let them stay for about 15 minutes. After this, wash all the keys properly using hot water and let the keys dry completely.

The small rubber pieces which you took out earlier and kept in the container have to be thoroughly rinsed in warm water, after you have sprayed a household cleaner on them. Soak these rubber pieces up in paper napkins so that they dry quickly.

To lubricate the keys, place all keys (facing top-down) on a flat surface. Apply mild lubricant from all sides, on all keys and leave them to dry. Avoid applying too much lubricant instead go for a light coat.

Similar to the manner in which you lubricated the keys, apply mild lubricant on the keyboard surface and let it dry.

Once you have cleaned and lubricated all the parts, carefully reassemble the keyboard. Begin with placing all rubber components on the keyboard.


Next, fix all keys in their respective positions cautiously securing the wire in these keys. Use your finger and press down all keys, one at a time, firmly so that they fit properly in the slots. That is it.


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Pressing the 'Function' key along with the 'Num lock' key (Fn + Numlock) or press the 'Function' Key along with the 'Shift' and 'Num Lock' key (Fn +Shift + NumLock). This will disable the lock and consequently solve your problem.

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Most modern laptops come with a touchpad mouse built into the computer.

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


This process is different for each computer manufacturer.

Locate the "Fn" key in the lower right or left corner of the laptop keyboard.

The "Fn" key typically has different colored text on it or the key itself is a different color.


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.


Press both the "Fn" and touchpad Function key simultaneously 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.


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Hello there, Kasie!

Hopefully I can help. On laptops, there will *usually* be a "function button" one can press to disable the touchpad in the even that one wishes to use an actual mouse instead of the touchpad. -- This would be in the interest of not accidentally triggering clicks, or mouse movement when typing, etc.

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