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Cat killed mouse

I left my laptop on and open. iwoke up to noise coming from computer.cat was sleeping on the keyboard. now my mouse will not move. external mouse works. if i shut the computer down and turn it back on the mouse will work for 1 second and then quit. rube

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Kill the cat. Just kidding, I have two myself. They sure love laptops. Pull the battery out and unplug for an hour. Any change? The laptop might have overheated. I'm answering your question a day late. Did you get it to work?

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Hold down the power button for 10 seconds to turn off the laptop.
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Turn the computer back over, open the lid, and insert the edge of a flathead screwdriver or other flat, solid object beneath the bezel above the keyboard.


Wedge the edge of the keyboard bezel off of the top cover.
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Pull the bezel off the laptop.


Trace the cable coming from the laptop screen to the connector found beneath the bezel. Reconnect the display cable to the motherboard if the cable has come loose from the connector.

Line up the tabs on the bezel with the slots along the top of the keyboard. Insert the right edge of the bezel into the gap above the keyboard, and then push the bezel back in place.


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