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Island Mike    Posted 11-28-2017 at 14:18:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Mouse
  • My Toshiba lap top computer has stopped responding to the mouse. Tried another mouse, both cordless, and a plug in mouse. No response with all. There are too slots to plug in, tried both. It is as if the plug in place is not talking to the computer .Any suggestions would help, before I take it to the fixit shop.
    The touch pad thingy is working, And the printer has been working fine.

    Island Mike

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 11-30-2017 at 08:48:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Mike, go into Control Panel / Mouse, and see if the next dialogue has a tab for your touchpad. If so, choose that and see if there is a checkbox that says something like, "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached". If that is not checked, check it. Once the change is applied, you will probably see the touchpad active light go out and hopefully your mouse will be recognized.

    joe in wilkinson    Posted 11-28-2017 at 14:59:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Certainly no expert here, but my HP laptop has a touch pad and when I loose control of my optical external mouse like you are describing, I need to double tap the upper left corner of the touch pad and it will allow the external mouse to operate again. WIN 7 PRO operating system. Mine even shows a small red light in this location on the touch pad. Took me awhile to figure this out. Now it is easy. HaHa.

    joe in wilkinson    Posted 11-29-2017 at 17:13:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • A$$backwards. Double tapping on the upper left corner of the touch pad...disables the touch pad, not the external mouse. Sorry about that. I suppose this is for the lazy hands on the keyboard. It also turns on a small red light near the touch pad to show dumb operators what has happened. Hope you didn't wear out the touch pad trying this out.

    Island Mike    Posted 11-29-2017 at 20:53:28 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I tried bashing the touch pad. Nothing happened. tried bashing other keys, same result. Sometime later, on its own, the mouse started working again. Not sure why.

    Island Mike

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