Help, I can't use my mouse

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by Sparky49, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Sparky49

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    Jul 16, 2011
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    Hi guys,

    I'm in a pickle here. All of a sudden my latop mouse pad refuses to worlk. The cursor doesn't move.

    I can't tell if it can click or not.

    What can I do?

    I've restarted and used tab to get here - 15 minutes of fun fun fun...

    Sparky
     
  2. MrChips

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    Are you referring to the mouse pad or a handheld mouse?
    Try clicking on the function key F? to enable/disable the mouse pad.
     
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  3. BMorse

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    there is normally a button to enable/disable the mouse pad (at least on my lenovo there is, when the mouse pad is disabled a blue led lights up in between the buttons...) make sure it is not on.....
     
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  4. Sparky49

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    Thanks guys, I'm free once more!
     
  5. MrChips

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    So how did you fix the problem?
     
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  6. Sparky49

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    There's a little button next to the power switch.

    I must of clicked it when I reached for something. :/
     
  7. panic mode

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    it's good that you are back in business but do you really use glide pad instead of rela mouse? i find real mouse indispensable...
     
  8. BMorse

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    I have a wireless mouse/trackball for my laptop and have my mouse pad disabled... a lot easier to work on CAD drawings and other things with a "real" mouse :)
     
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