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Need a new touchpad for an acer aspire 5610 as it stopped working and my son broke the left hand button trying to make it work can you help

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Call Acer - you can buy a new assembly from them. Or they can direct you to a local repair shop if you can't do the repair yourself. (Contact numbers for your part of the world are in the documentation that came with the computer, and on the Acer web site.)

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Touch screen not working


The touchpad on the Acer Aspire is built into the notebook itself, which makes the device much harder to troubleshoot or replace. While you can connect a universal serial bus mouse to the notebook if the touchpad becomes unresponsive, attaching any external device reduces the notebook's portability. Although hardware failure can cause the touchpad to stop working, most device-related problems are due to software settings or other conflicts.

Hardware Conflict
Peripheral devices connected to the Aspire can interfere with the integrated touchpad. Disconnect all of the external devices, except for the power adapter, that are connected to the Aspire; then restart the computer. Test the touchpad after booting into Windows. If the touchpad responds, a hardware device is interfering with the pointing device. Reconnect each device one by one to the notebook, testing the touchpad throughout. If the pointing device stops responding after connecting a particular device, the component is interfering with the touchpad. Go to the device manufacturer's website and look up the product model. Check the bulletin board to see if the manufacturer has posted a notice or update addressing issues with device conflicts. If no such update is available, download the latest driver for the component and install it on the computer. b> Disabled Touchpad b> The Acer Aspire 5516 comes with a preset group of keyboard combinations, called hotkeys, that are used to enable or disable devices, configure sound volume and screen brightness, and control the notebook mode. The hotkeys "Fn" and "F7" turn the touchpad on and off. If the integrated mouse is unresponsive, hold down "Fn" and press "F7"; then test the touchpad to see if the device reactivates. If the touchpad still doesn't work, open Device Manager from within the Control Panel. Expand "Mice and Other Pointing Devices," then right-click the touchpad device. If the touchpad is disabled in Device Manager, you'll see the "Enable" option in the context menu. Click it to turn the touchpad back on; then restart the computer. Corrupt Driver b> Windows Vista talks to the touchpad through a program called a device driver. The driver enables Windows Vista to "see" the touchpad and send it instructions. Once the driver communicates these instructions to the touchpad, the touchpad informs the processor that it needs to perform a task, and a specific set of code is performed. If the driver for the touchpad is outdated or corrupt, or if the driver isn't compatible with the OS -- Acer offers touchpad drivers for Windows XP and Windows 7, but these drivers won't work with Windows Vista -- the touchpad becomes unresponsive. Expand the "Mouse and Other Pointing Devices" section from within Device Manager; if Windows detects a problem with the driver, it places a yellow exclamation point or red "X" next to the device. Double-click the touchpad driver to see the error message; then look up the message on the Microsoft Support website for further assistance. b> Touchpad Settings b> Mouse Properties, accessed through the Control Panel, contains several different configuration settings that can alter how the touchpad behaves on the Aspire 5516. On the "Device Settings" tab is the option "Disable Internal Pointing Device When External USB Pointing Device Is Attached." As the option states, if an external mouse is connected to the Aspire 5516, the touchpad will stop working; disable this option if you're using an external pointing device. Clicking the "Settings" button opens the "Properties for Synaptics Touchpad" window. On this screen are the "PalmCheck" and "Touch Sensitivity" options. If PalmCheck is set too high, or Touch Sensitivity too low, the touchpad won't respond to normal touch, making the device seem unresponsive. Hope this helps.

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Dec 31, 2012 | Acer Aspire Z3801 All-In-One Desktop Pc...

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Touchscreen not working


you mean touchpad , right?

go to start button

control panel

mouse icon

adjust touchpad

otherwise would need to find touchpad name and make

start

control panel

system icon

device manager(first on upper left)

scroll down to find touchpad

uninstall

then use new hardware scan in upper left

restart computer

let me know how it works

May 26, 2012 | Acer Aspire Z5600 PC Desktop

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Touchpad won't work


Your Aspire has a Fn key down between the ALT and CTRL keys on the left. Push that and the F7 key (pretty sure that is the one). It turns the touchpad on and off.

Hope this helps.

Apr 19, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have an ACER ASPIRE 4315 laptop. For some unknown reason the right mouse pad button no longer works. Can you please advise me how this might be fixed. The left mouse pad button works fine. When I say...


you may wish to go to the acer website and look up that model... download the driver for the touchpad and buttons again. reinstall that and see if it fixes the issue

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Aug 29, 2008 | Acer PC Desktops

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I have an acer Aspire 9300 laptop, my touchpad has stopped working, although the 'hold and slide' function down the right hand side works as does the cursor movement, the click function has gone. the...


Sounds like you may have a virus. It could be a memory issue. If you know a tech have them try also try recovery console/fixmbr/fixboot. This will write a new master boot record which does get corrupt and keeps the OS from booting up. At the same time have them do a REPAIR of your operating system. If all else fails REINSTALL.....

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My touchpad scrolling won't work on my acer aspire 5610, how do i fix this problem?


Touchpad scrolling is a feature that can be changed in the Control Panel.

Go to Start, Control Panel, and click on "Mouse". You should be able to browse through the tabs and find the options for touch-tapping, scrolling, and other things for your touchpad. Hope this helps!

Apr 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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