Question about Toshiba Computers & Internet
I had issue with my Elan touchpad and my solution after a bunch of head ache was to shut down computer, unplug, and pull the battery out. After doing so I touched the touchpad while computer is off and the power button. Then put battery back in and started up and it was solved... Magic! It worked for my problem (Touchpad was not even showing up in device manager computer didn't think it had one, it wouldn't even work when I booted into Linux) There must of been some really weird charge on the capacitor so this allowed it to discharge. Think of it as hitting the reset button.
And of course make sure your touchpad is enabled in the bios and the touchpad off button is not set. Also check touchpad settings in your mouse settings section to.
Posted on Dec 07, 2011
Check to see if there is a button right above the touch pad, but below the space bar. Some models have a toggle switch there to turn off the track pad. There may also be a function key to disable the mouse pad (You'd have to press Fn and one of the function keys).
This "feature" is usually marked by an icon of a mouse and with a second mouse with a circle and a line through it.
Pressing either should restore the mouse ability.
If not, check in device manager to see if the device and drivers are functioning properly.
If you're having difficulty with any of these steps, please post your exact model and version of windows and I can try to help more exactly.
Please leave feedback if this was helpful. Thanks.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
Gotta replace the touch pad.
Posted on Apr 08, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Just above my keyboard there is a little black strip with little lights.
they are control buttons and if you tap one of them it turns the touchpad off and on (so it's very easy to do accidentally).
If you look really closely at the strip in good light (or restart the laptop to see them flash on and off) you'll see that one looks like a touchpad crossed out. Just press this to get your touchpad back.
If it doesnt solve the problem, I have noticed that the touchpad can be knocked out by a Window Update of something called ideacom. If you believe this could be the problem please clarify.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
Fn F7 probably got pressed (turns on and off the trackpad. probably the dumbest thing to have a hotkey for)
Posted on Apr 23, 2009
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