I had this problem after updating the Synaptics touchpad driver. Head over to the contact page if you want, to send the article info. Keep all communication public, on the subreddit. Did you check to see if one of the options in the Asus Smart Gestures got unchecked? Well, a call to Alienware Tech Support I clearly stated the problem multiple times, he just didn't understand. The ribbons aren't that long, and with continued handling of the laptop and picking it up by the corner, you cause the laptop to flex, which in turn pulls on the two ribbons. If you can send me the pics of repairing procedure or you can write the article about this problem then this will be a great help for our readers. I'm curious if you think this is a hardware or a software issue.
I took the entire computer apart and finally found the problem and here's the problem and the solution: There are two ribbons that connect to your left mouse button and the tapping ability of the touchpad. I find it a constant distraction to move the mouse back to where it was positioned and then re-click. If the device is under warranty, I would really suggest contacting the manufacturer. This is a common fix for this problem, when it isn't a hardware one. But once I got the mouse to move around the screen the left and right click arent working either!!! Option Two: Reinstall Driver 1 Press Windows key and X at the same time, then choose Device Manager. No soliciting of any kind.
Then scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click Additional mouse options. I'm not surprised to see this on the forum, though keep trying to see if it's a freak driver problem. The right click still works, and when I plug in a mouse, left click works with the mouse but still not when I use my touchpad with the mouse plugged in. Using this solution is good because right click is rarely used as compared to the left click. Follow the steps given below to update the Touchpad Driver.
With single tap on, I get left clicks when I touch the mouse pad to move the mouse. I cannot get an external monitor to work - tried few cables hdmi-hdmi, hdmi-vga and nothing. Right click and the touchpad clicking works fine, but the actual left click button doesn't work. Want to pay it forward? I disconnected the mouse it still didn't work i checked the asus smart gesture no changes i had not installed anything since or before it started to stop working. This might be due to incorrect driver.
I do have warranty but I am currently enrolled in some online courses and can't send it in as it would probably take a while to get back. Alienware Tech Support finally told me that the problem cant be disabled. This happened about every 3 months, until recently when it went to every week. Do not compare or recommend products. But when I switch from the admin account to the other profile and than back to the admin profile. Method 2: In the list of device drivers, you should be able to see touchpad drivers.
I see you're using Windows 8. I disconnected the mouse it still didn't work i checked the asus smart gesture no changes i had not installed anything since or before it started to stop working. Now, as if I weren't mad enough, I now cant get the hdmi output to work on the tv that I never had issues with my old laptop. As a result, the mouse pad can still move around, and the right mouse button will still work, but nothing else. Hello, Just a few minutes ago, my touchpad left click and tapping stopped working with no mouse plugged in. I had this problem after updating the Synaptics touchpad driver.
We will be glad to help you. I guess it's not a hardware problem as I tried to following: -I shut down the laptop. I got her a wireless keyboard and mouse to use with the laptop after that. I would guess software since both the left click and the tapping stopped working at the same time but scrolling still works. Screw the covers back on the memory and hard drive and you are done. It looks like it was designed for children, all these colours and tiles, for x-box and games etc. If I connect a mouse it will work fine for the mouse, but the trackpad doesn't.
This hardware tutorial will tell the solution to solve the problem of left click not working in a laptop touchpad. It has actually been broken for a while, but i've been using a Mouse, time to get it taken care of! Enabling this and it worked again. FrillyBits - Thanks for your reply to my question. Is it just me, or is tech actually making our lives harder, not easier. I get up in the morning, all my work is gone cause it decided again! Hello, I recently got a new laptop as a surprise graduation present. I've been frustrated with this occasional problem for six years on a Dell Inspiron N7110. None actually posted a solution.
Eventually the two ribbons will pop out of place. I was just doing normal Excel work on my computer when it happened. Don't ask us to compare or recommend products. Every time there is an update my touch pad stops working. Windows 10: Touch pad help. Because it is just like using the touchpad without any wire.