Dell Touchpad Alps Problem

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sherrikeo

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop and my mouse used to work fine then randomly the mouse started working slowly and the scrolling settings had to be re-enabled every time I restarted my computer. I have Alps version: 7.1.102.7 and have gone to the Dell website and uninstalled my mouse program and reinstalled it and it still won't work. If there is another website for a more updated version of Alps or if there is something internally wrong with my computer any help would be appreciated!! THANKS!
 

aka Brett

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Dell touchpad drivers for alps just suck

Here is a good driver from toshiba...go to control panel.....then add and remove programs ... uninstall your current "dell touchpad" software

XP or 7
7.x5.303.117
driver_touchpad_alps_TC70018700E.exe

Vista
http://download2us.softpedia.com/dl...24482/drivers/others/alps-7.0.301.4-vista.exe


You will now have scrolling that works for days without having to reboot
Will continue to scroll when you finger reaches the corner so you dont have to keep swiping it.
Edge motion...very handy for dragging....now you can disable drag lock because you have edge motion.
Drag lock is a pain..so go disable it after you install the toshiba driver..if you dont you will have to tap every time you want to release something

Corner tap assignment
Browser back forward support
Truly adjustable scroll size areas
The list goes on and on :)
 

sherrikeo

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I downloaded the Alps touchpad you suggested but now the mouse barely moves. Its as if the mouse gets stuck and i keep trying to move it to where i want it to go and it takes forever. The scrolling works automatically when I turn on the computer so I don't have to worry about enabling after every reboot but the movement of the mouse doesnt work =( .
 

sherrikeo

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Oh and I just hooked up an external mouse and the external mouse moves fine... Does that mean something internally is wrong with my computer?
 

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I downloaded the Alps touchpad you suggested but now the mouse barely moves. Its as if the mouse gets stuck and i keep trying to move it to where i want it to go and it takes forever. The scrolling works automatically when I turn on the computer so I don't have to worry about enabling after every reboot but the movement of the mouse doesnt work =( .
There are settings for pointer speed..have you tried those?
 

sherrikeo

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It doesn't have anything to do with the speed ... the mouse just gets stuck and I have to keep pressing on the mouse pad until finally it will move over.
 

aka Brett

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Boot to f12
hit the power button and start tapping f12 light and fast
From the menu select diagnostics
Run the tests{you can skip the long memory test}
Lets see if the touch pad passes the hardware test
 
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