Touchpad not working

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matthewdownloads

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Hey all,

I have an Asus EEE 901, and a little while ago it fell off the table and the screen smashed. So I bought a replacement, opened the machine up and replaced the screen. No issues with that.

Unfortunately in the process I damaged the touchpad ribbon cable (I think). I bought a new ribbon cable and am still having problems. So when I boot up into Windows I couldn't move the mouse with the inbuilt trackpad unless I plugged in an external mouse. This is also the same if I boot to a Live DVD. There is nothing in the bios I can see to disable the touchpad. Under windows, under "mouse" in control panel there was nothing listed.

The cable is in firmly and correctly, I have looked and can't see any damage to it. When it was plugged in I licked the other end (the touchpad end) to confirm the cable is definitely connected at the motherboard end (and works). I have tried it both ways round at the touchpad end.

I have just this second upgraded the OS to Windows 7 to eliminate the possibility of it being software related. Still the same issue - what can I do?

I spent £6 on this cable and £30 on the screen, the whole machine is worth around £130, I really don't want to be spending any more or I might as well sell and get a replacement (which I don't want the hassle of)! Any suggestions?
 
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