my touch pad /enter button is not working

December 15, 2015 at 21:54:39
Specs: Windows 7
if i tap my touch pad or the enter buttons nothing happens but if i tap the left hand silver button then i can get it to go but one step at a time. I noticed the little globe icon under the ipad is light up does anyone know if this means anything also

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#1
December 16, 2015 at 04:57:22
It may be that the pad has failed... (By pad I mean the touch pad...)

It 's just possible that something is stuck underneath the faulty button. With the battery and mains power removed, carefully inspect around the button to see if there is anything there that shouldn't be?

A "very" long shot... remove the battery and mains cord; then press and hold (for abut 20-30seconds) the on/off button. Then release and replace battery. Power up and see if the problem persists. I seriously doubt "this'" suggestion will be effective; but it's worth a try.

Presumably using a usb mouse things work OK that way (i.e. the mouse will work in place of the touch pad)?

You "might also try uninstalling the touch pad and then re-installing it. Exactly how you go about may depend a little on the actual make/model of your laptop; and also the actual touch pad involved. Many are Synaptics, but there are several others too. So what make/model is your laptop?

Edited to include "my definition of "pad"...

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#2
December 16, 2015 at 09:47:25
You need to let us know the make and model number of your computer, otherwise referring to buttons or lights means very little.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#3
December 16, 2015 at 13:46:19
"I noticed the little globe icon under the ipad is light up "

You do not have an iPad. iPads don't have silver buttons or touchpads on them. And not sure what you mean about the globe icon.

As Derek stated, you need to give us the make and model of your device.


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#4
December 16, 2015 at 13:51:13
I think we are dealing with a "stuck" or otherwise faulty touch pad and sadly the term ipad is being inadvertently confused/mixed up with touchpad...

Quite possible this mixup/interaction will occur again anon... (A bit like password, access key, passcode has been for routers...?)


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#5
December 16, 2015 at 14:06:11
Sometimes when keyboards or touchpads play up they can be fixed (at least temporarily) by giving the offending key or button a number of quite firm taps in rapid succession. This only helps if it is a hardware fault obviously.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
December 16, 2015 at 14:39:34
A blast of compressed (from a can of) may also help if applied around the offending area?

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