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I have a vostro 1700 and the touchpad stopped working. I can move the curser and click on the buttons, but tapping on the actual pad does not work. I also use a wireless mouse. Please answer in terms that a dummy can understand. I have already read the manual and they told me to disable the touch pad and then touch touch pad tab to adjust touch pad settings. Click okay. I went to the Control Panel, clicked Hardware and Sound, clicked Mouse and that's where it ended.

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That is a bummer for to fix it you have to order the whole top cover and replace it. for some reason the touch pad is broken from under neath and will now not work. I have had to place some of them. to fix it tempery take off the key board and unplug the touch pad and us a reg mouse.

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SOURCE: Disable Touchpad Clicking

Hiya, At the bottom right of the screen, by the clock, you should see an icon for the touchpad.....

Hint : Hover the mouse over the icons and wait for the "Pop-Up" Display to see what they do if your not sure.

When you find the one for the touchpad, simply right click it and scroll down to the option that says "Tap To Click" and left click it so that there is NO TICK next to it..........

........ This will DISABLE all tap click options and leave the touchpad as a touchpad and the buttons as buttons...........

Hope This Helps, Kind Regards,

Me :D

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Laptop touch pad doesn't work properly

Here is what I did to get the touchpad to start working again. My laptop is Gateway and a couple years old, running Windows Vista.

1. Start>Control Panel
2. Double-click on Mouse icon (or button, depending on how you're systems set up).
3. When a the Mouse Properties window pops up, choose the Device Settings tab.
4. Click on the Settings... button.
5. A new window pops up and on the right side there is a list of options - choose Tapping.
6. Once clicked, there is a check box that allows you to Enable Tapping.
7. Click OK to close out your windows and the tapping option should be enabled on your touchpad.

Hopefully this helps.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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SOURCE: my touch pad has stopped working

Hi there'
Hold down Fn and hit F7 to see if the touchpad reactivates.
Please post back if you have any more trouble.

Good luck and thanks for using FixYa!!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: left mouse button not working but touch pad is

Use a mouse :)

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: When I go to Mouse Properties and click to change

well try to run a tool called dialer fix ,,,,,u can get the download option in google

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