Friday, August 21, 2009

Touchpad not working on Lenovo laptop.

Last night my daughter asked me if she could borrow my laptop to check her Facebook for five minutes.  She suddenly started complaining about the mouse being frozen.  I was not surprised because the Synaptics Alps touchpad on this lenovo notebook has always been a problem.  The problem is more with the sensitivity.  No matter how I adjust the settings, the pointer is too sensitive and ends up being somewhere else on the page from where I am typing.

That was not the problem my daughter was currently having, so after surfing the net for a few minutes, I found the solution.  If you have a similiar problem, try this before you spin your wheels looking for another driver or something more time consuming. It worked for me, like a charm.

There is a small touchad on the laptop right above the Pause/Break key on the top right hand side (right above Backspace key).  This touchpad turns the main mouse pad on and off.  It is to the right of the N 500 logo and the touchpads for the volume controls.  Push that and voila!  You now have an activated mouse!

I found the solution at this link:

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  1. thanks soo much......i thought i broke the school's computer.

  2. thank you for the advice, now my laptop is working fine

  3. I really appreciated Tina Thorsen's recent help with my computer. She has not only serviced my computer many times, but she has VERY patiently tutored me at home on my computer. She is very knowledgeable and will work for as long as it takes to find a solution to a computer problem. It would be hard to find anyone more honest and dedicated. She also has the best rates in the area!

  4. I just want to say thanks. I spent the last 4 hours trying to figure it out. I was just about to restore it to earlier in the day. I should I searched the internet sooner. Amazing advice.


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