Laptop trackpad

  SonnyB 21:05 19 Mar 2010
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The trackpad and buttons on my 6 month old Acer 5332 laptop has for some unknown reason just stopped working. The cursor simply remains frozen in the centre of the screen. The only way I could put up this post is by connecting a normal usb mouse, but why would the trackpad simply stop working. i have tried re-booting etc.
Suggestions appreciated,

  User-1229748 21:24 19 Mar 2010

have you accidently activated the touchpad lock?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:24 19 Mar 2010

uninstall and reinstall the drivers in device manager.

  SonnyB 21:29 19 Mar 2010

How is the touchpad lock activated?
I will try to re-install drivers.

  User-1229748 22:29 19 Mar 2010

button to left of on/off button

  User-1229748 22:32 19 Mar 2010

or i think it used to be fn + f7 keys

  SonnyB 22:35 19 Mar 2010

Thank you smackheadz, that was it!
Many thanks also for all those who replied.

  woodchip 23:24 19 Mar 2010

It sounds like its been accidentally been disabled. check Device Manager first to see if you disabled it, or if you have disabled it in MSCONFIG by removing a tick from the box for it

  woodchip 23:25 19 Mar 2010

Sorry did not read the last post

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