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My touchpad died.

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#1 Amie

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 08:59 AM

I saw a topic exactly like this, but it was locked for some reason. :lookaround:

Anyway, my touchpad isn't working and I'm pretty sure it's a software issue, because I messed around with the drivers and it worked for a bit (then stopped again).


I lost access to my tablet a couple of days ago, so I connected an old wireless mouse to my laptop in order to draw/do other things. Well, mysteriously, my touchpad stopped working. I removed the mouse, but it didn't help. I connected my iMac's wired mouse in order to use the computer.

Next thing I did was search HP's website for a Synaptics Touchpad driver update (my laptop is a HP Pavillion dv6 Notebook). I got a few, but they gave me "incompatible" error messages when I tried to install them.


Next, I uninstalled the touchpad drivers and allowed the computer to re-install and subsequently update them. A Synaptics icon appeared in my icon tray or whatever it's called. For a while, both my touchpad and mouse worked together.


Today, my touchpad stopped working again, and the Synaptics icon no longer appears.


I have no idea what's going on. Can anyone offer some insight?

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