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how to fix a touchpad that just stopped after 95days.

by truckergeek2 / February 4, 2013 2:27 AM PST

Have a brand new toshiba satellite, win 7, 95days old and i am out of the country, the touch pad just stopped working. I updated the driver from with no results. Any other suggestions would be helpfull. And all this because I chose this over a mac. ha ha.


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The good news is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 2:35 AM PST

That even an apple pad can fail. There is a fine discussion about hardware out there but why must you fix this? It's well inside the warranty.

-> First idea!!! On my laptop I press Fn+f10 to disable the pad. No driver update would ever fix that!!! I don't know which key combo it is on your Tosh but look for that.

-> Second idea. Get a mouse to mouse by for a while.

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fixing fast,
by truckergeek2 / February 4, 2013 10:51 AM PST
In reply to: The good news is

Bob, I am usually the tech guy and now I feel like never touching a computer again, I thought I looked for the F key on my new computer but must have not, F5 on the toshiba satellite does the trick - it was disabled. Probably dis activated trying to shut down some night after watching a video.

Thanks again,
have to read up on the manual. Laugh

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Fast thank you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 5, 2013 8:34 AM PST
In reply to: fixing fast,

Thank you for the report. Here's my moment of shame story.

My pager conked out so I stood in line at the service counter. The nice service person took my pager then opened it up, flipped over the battery, handed it back then called out "Next!"

Bob Laugh

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