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    My (yes my!) laptop pad not working !

    I was just in middle of using my new laptop (had it about a month) - and the mouse pointer froze.!

    keyboard was working and when I plugged in external mouse - mouse pointer moves.

    I can't find anything in the mouse control panel/pad settings to say I've somehow disabled it and in fact is says its working

    I've even tried switching off and on again!!!!! (I know I shouldn't have gone to those lengths but needs must)

    Any ideas !

    Toshiba Satellite Pro BTW

    Simon

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    you haven't disabled the touch pad using the Function key + F?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Jonesy View Post
    you haven't disabled the touch pad using the Function key + F?
    On my Tosh Sat Pro its F5, other models its F9.

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    On my Tosh Sat Pro its F5,

    Damm this new use of Fn keys!!!! Bring back the good old days when pressing F5 refreshed your browser!!!!!

    Ta

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    Gah! Turns out my Fn keys don't do what the little pictures say they do. The one to toggle the mouse pad appears to be the death switch that puts the laptop into a non recoverable hibernation :S

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    Maybe try a Linux disc like Mint to see if it's a Windows thing ?

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