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ok, so.. it took me about 20 minutes just to get here lol
anyhoo, the touchpad on my laptop died. it worked last night just fine but today i booted up and nothing. this poses a problem since my mouse (optical) is not working very well (the optical doesnt work on my desk, so i have to use the mouse on my arm so it will pick up anything)
if anyone has any idea what causes a touchpad (as well as the adjoining buttons) to stop working this n00b would appreciate some schooling
p.s. dont ask on the mouse.. it also died at random one day and i havnt gotten a chance to replace it. now im stuck navigating with a keyboard.
if you cant get the touch pad to work and your mouse wont work on your desk try taping a piece of paper to the desk and using the mouse on that.
been trying that.. the thing is that the rubber on the bottom of the mouse it seems is used as a spacer so the laser can pick up the surface. well its worn down so i have to hold the mouse a mm or so above the paper, which is very hard to do while trying to move it sideways.
its a bad series of events lol and to add to it, i dont have the right socket to open the computer.. it takes some special hex-type thing that i dont have.
hmm... not sure if you have time, but you could go to office max or something and get "mouse skates" or whatever they're called. It's basically replacements for the mouse feet you're talking about the wore down.