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Synaptics Pointer Device Stopped working overnight???

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  1. katt52

    katt52 Thread Starter

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    PC details:
    Packard Bell EASYNOTE TN65
    Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T6400 @ 2.00 GHz
    3.00 GB RAM
    32-bit Operating System
    Vista Home Premium, Service Pack 2.


    Can anyone out there help me please.......

    The laptop was closed down properly last night.
    This morning I switched it on only to find that the cursor was frozen.

    I have tried everything..... uninstalling the driver, updating... all very difficult without a mouse. Had to use the keypad. I am unable to right click without the touchpad and buttons...so cannot unzip the driver I downloaded from PB website.

    Have also tried restoring to a previous date.... NOTHING works...:confused:
    Am I just being thick?:eek:
    Please help if you can...... somebody?

    Katt52
     
  2. Triple6

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    Most laptops have a key sequence or a button to enable/disable the touchpad. Have you checked for that? Maybe the FN and F6 or something similar?

    For diagnostics and troubleshooting it would be easier if you got your hands on a USB mouse.
     
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    FWIW The key 2 keys to the right of the spacebar mimics a right-click. That's on a UK keyboard, probably the same on a US one. There's a menu with an arrow on the correct key's top.
     
  4. katt52

    katt52 Thread Starter

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    Managed - thanks so much for that - what a useful piece of information!
    Triple - I am on my way out to buy a mouse!

    Thanks guys - will keep you posted xx

    Katt
     
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