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....
Iam using an acer aspire E1 510 laptop. for some days my touchpad is not working i did'nt find any solution till now. plese anybody help me to solve the problem in an easy way
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
I have a NV56R14u Gateway and suddenly my scroll isn't working, I tried going to mouse settings but I don't see any setting tab with one-finger scroll option
Brians Computer reapair and salse (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
f6 worked for me
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
I had this same problem and F6 fixed the problem thanks Brian.
ladired (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
thank you so much I didt no what to do about my touchpad on my gateway until I read your feed, again thank you I push the f6 and it started working all smiles.
franky (not verified)
Re: My scrollbar on touch is not working
gateway nv57h scrollbar of touchpad is not working
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
I tried F6 on my Gateway laptop and the touch pad still does not does not work. My laptop is at most 2 weeks old.....
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Yes, F6 works. Thanks so much for the post!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Wow... so many people admitting they are completely retarded
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
We aren't retarded, we are actually quite smart. Sometimes we need a little help with some things. I have just about tried everything to get the touchpad on my notebook working again, but nothing has worked so far. I am NOT retarded. Quite the opposite, as a matter of fact!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Does Not Work
I think he is referring to the people too stupid or lazy to bother reading the manual or learning how to use their laptop. Of course there are others who may have done that, but the keyboard is just plain broken. It seems that the majority of the people with this particular problem never bothered to read the manual..
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
I'd rather be retarded than a jackass like you, stop your braying jackass. Stop listening
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)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Thanks!!!! the F6 button worked.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Thanks so much my mouse pad quit working and F6 worked thanks so much!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
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)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Cursor is moving but when I hit , It has no function. I pressed f6 but it is not working
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Yes for my Gateway laptop the answer was the f6 key accidentally was toggled off. Thank you so very much.
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
thanks !!!!!!!!!!!! f6
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Who would of thought!!! F6, yeah it worked!!!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: Touchpad Not Working
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)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Thanks so much for your help i was getting nervous after my keypad would not work
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
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)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Yep, the F6 was the fix. Thanks!
Anonymous Visitor (not verified)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
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)
Re: My Touchpad Stopped Working....
Thanks f6 button saved my life lol

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