| We have a 1 yr old Acer laptop; everything has been working fine up until about a month ago; I was having an occasional problem with the 'Left Click' box or portion of the pad; sometimes I'd have to push, push, and push in order to get it to work. Over the weeks it has gotten worse. I went into my Control Panel/Admin Tools and checked the Synaptics Pointing Devices and it shows this is working properly. There was no Driver Update available. I went into the Synaptics Device Properties and changed the settings from Right-handed to left-handed controls; From that point on -I'm able to easily do the precious Left Click, but on the Right side of the pad. So now the left side(the Copy/Paste, etc) stuff isn't responding; so this tells me the pad itself is faulty. |
I searched the Acer website and found no product parts/services; I Googled Acer Notebook touchpad and located what appears to be a fairly common item: touchpad cable- priced at $39.95. There was a picture associated with it. I saved it as a Jpeg, but am unable to get it included with this e-mail. But it looks pretty much like a typical computer type cable bundle, but only smaller.
My question is: is this something that I can just unplug the old one and simply plug the new one in its place? Or it there some caveat down inside I'm not aware of. I haven't ever taken the casing or cover off the laptop, but I'm guessing its not rocket science. Has anyone ever replaced this cable and did it resolve the Left Click problem on the touchpad? thanks