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Turn off touch pad

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The F7 did not work on my Dell Inspiron 6400...am desperate to shut off the touch pad!
Any ideas?
Melissa

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  • gabriea Apr 04, 2009

    Hi,

    I'm extremely technologically illiterate, so I was wondering if you could help me. I am having the same problem; I can't turn off my mouse pad. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 and I am using Windows Vista. I am a little weary about touching the BIOS as you mentioned above, do you happen to have any other suggestions?

    ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Andrea

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When you are booting up from a cold shutdown, Tap the F2 key until you enter the Bios/System Setup Pages. Usually you use the Alt+P key combination to navigate in these pages, but there should also be a legend at the bottom of these pages to indicate what keys change pages. In these pages you will come upon your option to choose pointers. One is usually, glide pad + mouse. I'd try that first, as it senses when a mouse is attached and disables the glide pad. However, this doesn't always work with Dells. So, if that is the case, choose Mouse Only for a PS2 Mouse and or Serial for a USB Mouse.

The Glide Pad is found in the Control Panel, Mouse where you have a property tab that has the settings for your glide pad. Besides setting pressure sensitivity you can also disable it in some Dell Systems.

If none of this works for you, look on the bottom of your laptop for the Service Tag number and send that set of numbers and letters to me using the comment box below and I'll find you the driver update that should repair your Glide Pad.

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