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left button not working on synaptics touchpad

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bambi_86, Aug 13, 2009.

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  1. bambi_86

    bambi_86 Account Closed Thread Starter

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    I turned on my 6 months old Acer Aspire One as usual and realised that something was wrong with my mouse. The left button simply doesn't work. Neither does tapping the touchpad. Nothing happens no matter how many times I push or tap. I can move the cursor around just fine and the right mousebutton still works. I can also plug in a USB mouse and use that instead.
    I have checked the mouse properties. Under the tab "Hardware" the mouse is listed "Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad", and the unit status says it works correctly. I also checked the preferences, and both tapping and buttons are activated and set to normal.
    I have tried restarting, removing the battery and Fn-F7 without any luck.
    I have also tried switching preferences to left-handed - that gave a funny result: Both the right button and tapping the touchpad functioned like a right-click except now they could also for instance close a window and open the start-menu. The left-button still didn't have any function what so ever.
    Hope someone can help me.
     
  2. fatcat44

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    I would suggest replacing the touchpad and buttons.
     
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