My Touchpad Stopped Working....


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mariowar
I am A Man from Texas-Houston
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I have a Gateway MT6831 laptop which had a faulty motherboard 4 months ago and was replaced under warranty.

However, the touchpad stopped working today and the warranty expired one week ago. Murphy strikes, ONCE AGAIN.....

I reintalled the driver, performed system restore, reinstalled Vista, and nothing.... I have to use an external USB mice.
I checked under control panel ad device manager and there is not even a yellow question mark, it that not eve detect the touchpad....

I just purchased an used palmrest assembly with touchpad from Ebay, hoping that I would be able to detach the touchpad from it, howver it seems that it is fixed...... so I would have to swap the whole part. Is it a task dificult to perform?

Someone told me that he does not think it is a touchpad issue, he said that probably is the Mother Board..... ARGH, once again, could it be possible?

Any help would be gldly appreciated.

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Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
just rebuilding a gatway laptop. clean install of windows and tryed both alps and synaptics driver and f6 with no luck. checked cable connection too and it is well connected and no visible broken connections. Could it be another driver? one thats not the two i specified above? the model is gatway nv73a.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks!!!! the F6 button worked.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks so much my mouse pad quit working and F6 worked thanks so much!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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My touchpad stopped working so I tried the F6 and it still doesn't work. I'm working off of a mouse, which I find better but my laptop Gateway is not even a year old.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Cursor is moving but when I hit , It has no function. I pressed f6 but it is not working
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Yes for my Gateway laptop the answer was the f6 key accidentally was toggled off. Thank you so very much.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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thanks !!!!!!!!!!!! f6
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Who would of thought!!! F6, yeah it worked!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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So glad I found this link. Could't figure out why my touch pad was no longer working on my Gateway laptop. F6 did the trick! I suspect that my cat accidentally stepped on the key and turned off the functionality. I've got a silicone skin protector to keep cat dander out of my keyboard, but it doesn't prevent kitty typing when my back is turned.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks so much for your help i was getting nervous after my keypad would not work
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Oh WOW. I thought my touchpad stopped working months ago. Unbelievable. FN F6 worked for me. Thank you! I am so glad I stumbled upon this.
Cashgabz (not verified)
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Waaooooo
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Yep, the F6 was the fix. Thanks!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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F6 without Fn worked for me. Thanks.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
My Touchpad Stopped Working
thank alot F6 with out FN worked Great
jgeorgeff (not verified)
touchpad on Gateway laptop

yep F6 was the key.

Gateway Frequently Asked Questions shows

Q: How do I turn the touchpad or pointing device on or off?

A: Follow these steps to turn on or turn off the touchpad and optional pointing device.

From the Start menu, click Control Panel.

Note: If your Control Panel is in Category View, click Printers and Other Hardware.

In Control Panel, click or double-click the Mouse icon.

In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click the Device Settings tab.

Click to select the device you want to turn on or turn off, and then click Enable or Disable.

But****

Search touchpad only gets

Document ID: 5700

How do I enable or disable the touchpad on my computer?

The touchpad on your Gateway computer may be disabled by pressing a certain key combination. This same key combination also enables the touchpad.

On most Gateway notebooks, to disable or enable the touchpad press and hold the Fn key down and press the F6 or F7 key.

If you are still experiencing a problem, please contact Gateway support for further assistance.

weiscd (not verified)
Touchpad Not Working
I am so happy to find this site. F6 worked like a charm! Thanks everyone...Cat
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks f6 button saved my life lol
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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It saved my life too! lol I was about to scrap this laptop until i ran into this press "F6" message board and it works perfectly. I guess I may have turned the touchpad off on accident while cleaning it yesterday I probably hit the "F6" button..Thanks yall
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Touchpad Stopped Working
F6 worked by itself for me too! Thanks everyone!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Omg thanks so much (f6) totally worked Smile
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Touchpad Stopped Working
I am using windows 8 on my Asus x550...the key was F9 on my laptop...actually Fn+F9 that disables and enables the touchpad! thank you sooo much for the clue!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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You saved my life. Thank you for owning an Asus laptop. lol xD
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Thanks a million. (F6) by itself worked on mine!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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it moves but wont click help
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Omg thank you for this comment! F6 is my favorite F key now! I searched the web high and low trying to figure out what I had done to my laptop!! Even though I feel like an idiot for not knowing this in the first place, I was relieved when F6 turned my laptop back into a LAPtop again...instead of trying to use it by viewing a TV screen that was connected by HDMI and typing with a wireless keyboard and mouse pad!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Touchpad Stopped Working
F6 saved my life too. You saved my life from my better half
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
f6 worked
thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu !!!!!!!!!!!! i am sooooooooooooo excited !!!!!!!!!!! i tried to install so many different drivers . thank you god bless you
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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Wow! I never forget this day. You saved me form getting into trouble with my best buddy. Yours truly.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
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F6 saved my life thanks!!!

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